Panchayat orders to kill or sell the rape survivor

MULTAN – Police have arrested four men in Rajanpur on Saturday for their involvement in a ruling of Panchayat (unofficial village court) which ordered to kill or sell off a survivor of rape.

The 19-year-old girl was raped by her relative; the Panchayat ruled that the girl is a Kaari and should be killed or sold off.

The SHO of Fazilpur Hasnain Shah told that the girl has reached to the police station after the order.

The girl in her statement to police said that she and family were sleeping and Khaleel Ahmed sneaked inside the house and raped her at gunpoint.

She did not shout because of weapons’ threat; the next day when she informed the family about it, they approached the Panchayat.

Four men, including the father of rapist Muhammad Shafee, forced Panchayat to pronounce Shumaila a Kaari on Thursday. The girl’s father was forced to accept the decision.

The girl managed to run away and take refuge in the house of her uncle Ghulam Abbas, and uncle took her to the Police station.

The FIR has been registered by the Police against Ahmed, Shafee and two other members of Panchayat, the culprits are still out of reach.


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