Domestic abuse: Man tortures wife in Multan

Police say accused Muzaffar is a drug addict

Our Correspondent December 14, 2016

MULTAN: A man tortured his wife in Khanewal District on Tuesday night, police said.

According to the police, Muzaffar, 40, resident of 90 Dasar Village and a drug addict, entered his home while he was under the influence of drugs and tortured his 35-year-old wife Shaheen.

While speaking to The Express Tribune, Shaheen, mother of three, said she married Muzaffar five years ago. She added, “It is my husband’s routine that he comes home late at night, mostly after taking drugs or consuming liquor, and beats me on petty issues.” She maintained on Tuesday night Muzaffar beat her badly and shaved off her head. She said, “Later, he tried to cut my ears with a knife but I resisted and foiled his attempt.” Shaheen said after beating her, he threw her out of the house.

Meanwhile, Shaheen’s father Muhammad Wazeer registered a case at Saddar police station against the accused under Section 337 of Pakistan Penal Code. Police said a team had been constituted to arrest Muzaffar.

Earlier on December 13, a woman was poisoned to death by her husband and in-laws in Multan. According to police, accused Muhammad Altaf, his father Mushtaq and his uncle Abdul Razzaq, all residents of Vehari, tortured Shumaila and later forced her to consume poison for not bringing money from her father.

Similarly in November, a man allegedly tortured his wife over a domestic dispute within the precincts of Choti police station in Dera Ghazi Khan. Mumtaz, a rickshaw driver, and Khursheed Bibi got into an argument after she poured water on burning wood after which the husband tortured and beat her.

In another incident, a woman was attacked with acid allegedly by her husband in Rajanpur.

Police told The Express Tribune that the 40-year-old woman, a resident of Attabad Colony, had been ill for several days. She asked her husband for money so she could see a doctor but he beat her up and then threw acid on her face.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 15th, 2016.


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