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Panchayat booked: Woman disgraced for `honour` missing

MULTAN: The Khanewal police is looking for a woman who has been missing for three days after her in-laws disgraced her in the name of honor in Mochiwala, Bherowal.

In line with the decision of the family panchayat, the in-laws of Najma Bibi, 24, cut her hair, blackened her face and paraded her in the streets for having relations with a man of the same village.

Kohna SHO Zulfiqar said the woman had been missing after the incident and her in-laws claimed that Najma and her two children were shifted to her parents’ at Chak 88/10R by her husband, a truck driver.

He said that in-laws alleged that they had on Jan 19 caught Najma red-handed with Irfan who managed to escape from the scene.

The SHO said a family punchayat was called which decided to punish her for disgracing the family honor.

He said any legal action would be taken against the accused after the police searched the couple.

Reports said that Manzoor, Jiwan, Qaisar, Shakir, Akram, Bashir, Allah Ditta, Khadim, Ajmal and Khalid were among the panchayat members.

Kohna police official Mushtaq Ahmad said that a case had been registered against the seven nominated and two unknown accused under sections 337-V/500 and 354/148-149.

He said a police team led by the SHO was conducting raids for the arrest of the accused.

Source: Dawn

Date:1/23/2011