‘Kiln owners rape labourer’s wife at gun point’

Hussain said the men locked him in a separate room and assaulted his wife.


Express May 16, 2011

DASKA:


A local brick kiln labourer Khadim Hussain’s wife was raped at gun point at her house adjacent to a brick kiln on Saturday.


According to police, Hussain’s wife was with her husband at their house in the Binaah Daska brick kiln when the incident occurred. According to the FIR, three unknown armed men stormed into the house, locked the labourer into a separate room and one of the men raped his wife at gunpoint while two other accused guarded the door. “I kept shouting for help but there was no one outside the kiln at that time. It was late at night and they tied me up,” Hussain later told police officials. Hussain and his wife accused Mukhtar and Shabbir for the incident. They said that the men had previously threatened the couple for not working their full timings at the kiln. “They are the kiln owners sons and my wife told them off at the time. She said that we hadn’t been paid for two months and so we shouldn’t be expected to work,” he said. “This was their way of taking revenge,” he said.

Binaah-Hawala Station House Officer (SHO) Saleem Hadi said that he was investigating the incident and that the police had registered the case. The accused fled have fled the district and threatened the Hussain and his family with dire consequences. The family has been offered police protection.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 16th, 2011.

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COMMENTS (5)

mohammad iqbal | 10 years ago | Reply the rapists will certainly protected by some mpa/mna of that area. Even if they are arrested , they will be released on bail. Mukhtara mai case is the yardstick to determine the fate of such cases in Pakistan.
Furqan | 10 years ago | Reply @arsalan rauf: Giving qisas & diyat against rape has got nothing to do with the sharia law, please know what the laws are before going against the Religion outrite.And there is no Islamic law being followed in this country or courts anyway, we follow the British judicial system.
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