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Two women raped in relief camp

By A.B. Arisar

UMERKOT: Three influential men allegedly sexually assaulted two women and beat another women causing miscarriage in a relief camp after sending their husbands and other men some 10km away to fetch relief goods.

The incident reportedly took place in Khet Singh Thakur village near Chhore on Thursday night. The women Bhayo by caste reached the Mirpurkhas Press Club on Friday along with their husbands and talked to reporters.

They alleged that landlords Ahmed, Mandhal and Jamal entered their relief camp and subjected them to rape. “Before committing the heinous crime, the landlords had duped our men into going to a place some 10km away to fetch relief goods.”

Other women in the camp tried to stop them from but they were ruthlessly beaten up. As a result a pregnant woman fell and lost her consciousness and suffered miscarriage.

They said they had gone to Chhore police station but the personnel who were there refused to register an FIR.

The women are said to have moved to Mirpurkhas because of insecurity in the camp.

Human rights activist Kanji Rano Mal Bheel told this correspondent that thousands of people displaced after rains were living in the open sky without any protection.

He demanded that the people in authority should take notice of such incident that women of scheduled caste were rejected to get an FIR registered against the landlords.

Source: Dawn

Date:10/1/2011