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.