Elderly woman ‘sexually assaulted’ for love marriage of her son

50-year-old victim allegedly tortured, raped by her son's in-laws as revenge of his love marriage with their daughter


Our Correspondent June 23, 2021

MUZAFARGARH:

An elderly woman was subjected to torture and sexual assault by influential people in Punjab’s Mazaffargarh to avenge her son’s love marriage.

According to police, the incident took place within the limits of Alipur Police Station in Fatehpur, where Nasir's in-laws, who were enraged over his love marriage to their daughter, kidnapped, tortured and tried to rape his mother.

The accused not only tortured the 50-year-old woman but also tore down her clothes, dragged her and burned her half-naked body with cigarette butts.

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Police said the heinous crime was committed by in-laws of the victim’s son as a revenge for his love marriage. The suspects took his parents to an unknown location, a few days ago, where they tortured and sexually assaulted his mother.

Police have successfully retrieved the victim, her husband Allah Bakhsh and arrested three accused while the victim has been shifted to Tehsil Headquarters Hospital in Muzaffargarh.

Further investigation into the incident is underway, they added.

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