Police arrest four people in 'vani' case

Kidnapping case foiled, suspects apprehended

Our Correspondent October 19, 2017
Photo: Reuters

BAHAWALPUR: In the Naushera Jadeed police jurisdiction of Moza Garwaan, a case was registered against the act of vani, while the police arrested four people, including the prime suspect. An investigation commenced immediately afterwards.

Abdul Samad stated in his complaint that a case was registered against his son Ubaidullah on September 24 on the complaint of Muhammad Akram. Ubaidullah was charged with abduction and rape, while he was arrested for the same and put in jail.

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Meanwhile, on September 30, a panchaiyat was held under the supervision of Haji Muhammad Akbar. It was decided that in retaliation to Humera Fatima’s alleged abduction and rape, his daughter Ume Haani should be married to Muhammad Akram’s son Mehtaab.

Abdul Samad said he was not present at the time of panchaiyat’s decision and neither was any member of his family. He added the suspect Muhammad Akram, along with others, forcefully entered his home the following evening and attempted to kidnap his daughter. She was ultimately saved by him and other family members. He added there were neither his nor his daughter’s signatures on the vani document.

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Police registered the case against four people, including Muhammad Akram, and arrested them before starting an investigation.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 19th, 2017.


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