Atrocity: Woman mutilated for resisting father-in-law’s advances

"We can only take action after receipt of a complaint and the medical examination report,” says Police.


Our Correspondent July 03, 2013
Rescue 1122 officials were called and took the injured woman to Allied Hospital. PHOTO: FILE

FAISALABAD:


A man on Tuesday chopped off his pregnant daughter-in-law’s nose and hair and caused several wounds to her arms and legs, police and witnesses said. 


Riasat Ali, a neighbour, said Bashir Ahmad, 50, had tried to rape his pregnant daughter-in-law Atiyya Bibi. He saw Bashir attack Attiya from the roof of his house. He said several people were attracted by her shouting and tried to stop Bashir who managed to flee from the scene.

Rescue 1122 officials were called and took the injured woman to Allied Hospital.

Dr Ghulam Rasool of the emergency ward said that the victim was badly injured in the attack and her arms, legs and face bore serious wounds.

Mansoorabad SHO said, “The police have not received a formal complaint.

We can only take action after receipt of a complaint and the medical examination report.” 

Published in The Express Tribune, July 3rd, 2013.

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COMMENTS (10)

Shauna | 7 years ago | Reply

I never understood lack of police intervention in crimes like these.

Fortunately in my juristition the police don't need cooperation from the victim to proceed with domestic violence charges. If there is enough cause, charges can be filed.sadly places like this need a cultural overhaul with treatment towards women. If even a pregnant woman isn't safe from rape who is?

Women are not property subjected to the sexual whim of any man that deem it ok to rape her just to prove his dominance, or for whatever other reason he chooses to rape.

oldroy | 7 years ago | Reply

@Freedom: you can make the laws....but the culture needs to change....and the hearts of men....and that is the much harder job and may take several generations to achieve....right now they are reinforcing the evil of Islam...going ever backwards

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