Property dispute: Woman accuses husband, in-laws of extortion and torture

Threatens to self immolate in front of Supreme Court if justice denied.

Our Correspondent May 25, 2012


A woman, who has accused her husband and in-laws of beating her, has requested the police to provide her security saying that she feared for her life.

She also threatened to self immolate before the Supreme Court if she was not given justice in a case filed against the accused.

Shahida Parveen, a resident of Chak 272-JB Mazara, at a press conference on Friday, said that she married Nasir Mehmood 14 years ago. She said she had children, but none of them survived. She said her husband and in-laws were pressing her to transfer her inherited property in their names.

When she refused, she said, they started pressuring her to an extent that they also beat her. “I have a 13-kanal property in Chak 272-JB and a building near Tahli Chowk on Jhang Road that I inherited from my parents. But my in-laws want to deprive me of the properties,” she later told The Express Tribune. She said her in-law had earlier snatched her four buffaloes and 40-tola gold jewellery that she had received as a dowry.

She also accused her father-in-law and a brother-in-law of beating her and throwing her out of the house. She said they continued beating her even on the street.

“Had some neighbours not intervened and saved me from them, they would have beaten me to death,” she said. She said she had then gone to live at her parents’ house.

She also requested the Chief Justice of Supreme Court to provide her justice. She said she had no other option but to kill her self if she was denied justice.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 26th, 2012.


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