A man and his mother were arrested on Saturday for beating his wife over a domestic dispute in Officers Colony. CPO Afzaal Kausar told The Express Tribune that Asia Parveen had called the Women Helpline 1213 and had told police that her husband Jawad Naseer and her mother-in-law Naseem Akhtar had badly beaten her after an argumemt.
The CPO said women’s police registered an FIR under various provisions of Section 337-A (injury without causing disability), 338 (forced miscarriage in the first trimester) and 340 (wrongful confinement) of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and started investigation.
“A police team raided the house and arrested Naseer and his mother,” he said.
He said they were being interrogated. The CPO appreciated the work of women police and announced appreciation letters for the team.
The CPO urged women to use 1213 helpline if they were being assaulted or harassed.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 14th, 2015.