Domestic violence: Woman beaten for giving birth to a girl

Files complaint against in-laws, later forgives them in a written statement

Our Correspondent July 16, 2012

ABBOTABAD: A woman was hospitalized after being subjected to violence by her in-laws for giving birth to a second girl, police and family sources said on Sunday.

Maliha Bibi, a resident of Mohalla Kunj Kehal, lodged a complaint with the Cantonment police that she was beaten by her mother-in-law Zakia Bibi and father-in-law Muhammad Nazeer, after they blamed her for failing to bear a son. She was taken to Women and Children Hospital Abbottabad while unconscious and she lodged the complaint when she regaining consciousness after several hours, said a police official.

The police quoted Bibi saying that she tried to reason with her in-laws that it is not up to her to bear a son or a daughter, rather it is up to God. However, she said her in-laws got furious and beating her up black and blue.

Doctors at the hospital said she lost consciousness after being hit on the head by a blunt object.

When the police questioned the in-laws, they admitted to having a brawl with Bibi but denied that she was beaten severely.

However, a police official later informed that Bibi retracted her complaint against her in-laws after reaching a compromise. She forgave her in-laws in a written statement to the police, he said.

When contacted, Bibi refused to speak to the media.

Bibi’s husband, Kamran, is an employee of a private company. The couple got married three years back.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 16th, 2012.


Kay | 9 years ago | Reply

Muslims would claim " everything is mentioned in Quran" so why not dr Zakir naik or mullahs bring out an ayat from Quran to inform Ummah that child gender is determined by father and not by mother. This will help a lot.

JS | 9 years ago | Reply

This is what happens when societies start to collapse....bizarre nationalism mixed with an incorrect understanding of Islam, added to a complete lack of knowledge of our history and mistakes. Combine that with social, economic, military, intellectual, and political bankruptcy and you get Pakistan in its current state......

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