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Forced marriage: Ex-MNA, police officials issued notices

SUKKUR: The Sindh High Court, Sukkur division bench, has issued notices to former MNA Rao Yasin, the Okara DPO and the SHOs of Depalpur and Rohri, to appear before the court on June 19 on a petition filed by a woman, alleging forced marriage and torture.

The single bench, comprising Justice Khadim Hussain Shaikh, issued these notices on Monday on the petition filed by Ms Sumaira through her lawyer Qurban Malano.

In her statement before the court, Ms Sumaira said after death of her father, her mother served as maid servant at the house of former MNA Rao Mohammad Yasin. Due to heavy load of work, one day her mother took her and her younger sister Aisha to Rao’s house where both of the girls were captivated at an unknown place, she alleged.

“For more than six months both of us remained victim of torture and sex abuse by Rao and afterwards Rao intoxicated me to fix my thumb impression on the Nikahnama, against which I have moved an application in the family court of Rohri, Ms Sumaira said. She requested the court to provide protection to her.

Source: Dawn

Date:6/16/2009