Beat-up woman rescued from in-laws -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Beat-up woman rescued from in-laws

RAHIM YAR KHAN: On the court orders, the Khanpur Saddr police have recovered a woman who was allegedly being tortured by her in-laws in the absence of her husband as a “healer” has declared her a possessed woman in Feroza area.

As per detail, Khanpur Civil Judge Muhammad Nawaz had issued orders to recover the girl on an application filed by her father Nazeer Ahmed. Nazeer had submitted that his daughter, Fauzia Kausar, had been tortured by her in-laws for over six months.

He said that Kausar was married to Muhammad Ramazan, a resident of Gulshan Usman Colony, in Feroza, a year and a half ago. Nazeer Ahmed said that he had gone to meet his daughter after her husband returned. “When I was there, she took me to aside and told me that her in-laws had declared her ‘possessed’ and regularly torture her,” he said.

Talking to the media, Fauzia said that Mazhar Shah, who claimed to be a spiritual healer, and his partner Nargis, asked her to develop illicit relations with him. “When I refused, they announced me a possessed by a spirit,” she alleged.

She said the family started torturing her after the announcement. The Police sent her for a medical examination at Khanpur THQ Hospital. The doctor referred her to Shaikh Zayed Hospital after the preliminary examination.

Muhammad Ramazan, her husband, told the media that he had recently returned from Saudi Arabia. He said he would support his wife against his family.

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