Parading girl naked: Seven accused remanded in police custody
MULTAN, June 18 2005: Mian Abdul Ghaffar, a local magistrate and civil judge, on June 17 turned down a plea filed by police asking for a 14-days physical remand of the seven people who had allegedly paraded a woman naked in Chak No 41EB. The judge gave police the accused on a two-day remand instead.
Earlier the accused told reporters that they were not ashamed on their act as they had squared the balance because the victim girl’s brother had an affair with Muhammad YousafÂ’s wife, the main attacker.
People of the area named Abdul Hameed, Haji Maqbool Ahmed, Muhammad Saleem, Muhammad Asghar Arshad, Muhammad Ashraf, Riaz Ahmed, Khurshid Ahmed Muhammad Ismail and Abu Bakr told reporters the accused belonged to Kumhar family which was in majority in Chak No 41EB. They claimed that Muhammad Yousaf’s wife was running affairs with a number of men and 20-year-old Rehmat Ali was one of them. They claimed the accused had allegedly chopped off a woman’s nose in the village a few weeks ago but no case was filed against them. They added that had the police arrested the accused after the first incident the second one would not have happened.
Eighteen-year-old Shaheen, whom the accused had allegedly paraded naked in the village, told reporters that she had been a target of the savagery for 20 minutes, quite a handsome time for villagers to save her only if they had moved. She said she begged for mercy in the name of god and Holy Prophet (PBUH) but her attackers did not let her wear her clothes.
Source: Daily Times