Ex-husband chops off woman’s nose in Gojar Khan

CPO Rawalpindi orders registeration of case, directs for accused to be arrested immediately

Our Correspondent July 29, 2021


In another grotesque crime, a former husband tortured a woman and later chopped off her nose in Rawalpindi’s Gojar Khan area on Thursday.

According to Express News, 32-year-old M* from Mirpur in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) was visiting her relative's house in Gojar Khan's village Dalmi where her ex-husband, Taj Din, along with his accomplices tortured her and cut off her nose.

The injured woman has been shifted to the hospital where her condition is said to be stable.

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In her statement to the police, M* said she had divorced Taj Din, also a resident of Mirpur, and married Ghulam Farid of Gujarat eight months ago.

She added that the assailant, along with some people, forcibly took her to Mirpur from Gujarat.

When her husband came to rescue her the assailant called the police, who later handed over the woman to the assailant since the husband did not have a marriage certificate to show at the time.

She further stated that on the evening of July 27 Taj Din took her to Dhok Major, Rawat to visit a family elder with his sister. However, the assailant later took her to an open space where two more unidentified people were already present.

“Taj Din tied up my hands and feet and cut off my nose with a dagger,” she said, adding that he then also tried to cut off her foot. The culprits fled the scene only after a hue and cry was raised.

A case has been registered against the former husband and sections 334, 148 and 149 have been added to the lawsuit relating to injuries and bodily harm, the local police stated.

'Absolutely intolerable'

According to Rawalpindi police, raids were being carried out to arrest the culprits.

Taking notice of the incident, Central Police Office (CPO) Rawalpindi Muhammad Ahsan Younis directed SP Saddar to register a case against the accused and ordered his immediate arrest.

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The CPO stated that, "Violence, abuse and exploitation of women is absolutely intolerable."

“The Rawalpindi police has a zero tolerance policy against the accused involved in such heinous crimes,” the CPO maintained.

He further added that, “The ruthless accused responsible for this tragic incident will be arrested and sentenced.”

The identity of the survivor has been withheld for privacy reasons.


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