HARIPUR: A man was arrested and sent to jail on judicial remand on Sunday for allegedly beating his wife and shaving her head.
This incidentally is the third recent case of head shaving in Hazara division, according to police records.
Ghazi police quoted Nasira Bibi, a resident of Ghazi, as saying that she married Tariq Nawaz of Kotehra Village some seven years ago and they have young daughter together. In her complaint, she accused Nawaz of frequently beating her over minor issues. She said that in July, he beat her mercilessly and shaved her head, after which she moved back in with her parents.
Nasira claimed that her husband also kept their daughter with him, and only allowed her to take custody of the child on the condition that she would not tell anyone what he had done to her.
Later, he started exerting pressure on her to return home.
Nasira added that she found it difficult to stay with Nawaz and refused to return to his house, which resulted in frequent threats from him. She accused him of threatening her and demanded legal action against him.
Consequently, the police arrested the suspect on Saturday under sections 337-B, 386 and 506 of the PPC and produced him before the court of a judicial magistrate, who sent him to Haripur Central Jail on judicial remand.
In May, Gul Shifa, 20, of Ahal Village in Ichriyan Union Council, Mansehra had accused her husband and his brother of shaving her head and chopping off her nose, while in early October, a married woman from Garhi Habibullah Mansehra, was stripped and got her head shaved by a man who allegedly entered her home with the intention of kidnapping her daughter.