DERA GHAZI KHAN:
Dozens of people staged a protest demonstration on Tuesday against police for not arresting a woman’s murderers.
The protesters marched from Qadarya Chowk to the RPO office. They staged a sit-in outside the RPO office.
They burnt tyres and blocked the road for traffic. They chanted slogans against Muzaffargarh’s Civil Lines police station.
Sheikh Iftikhar, a resident of Block-P, said that area police were not arresting those who had kidnapped and later murdered Mehwish Bibi. “Mehwish, daughter of Sheikh Yameen, was married to Muhammad Asif, a resident of Muzaffargarh. Last week, she returned to her parents’ home in Dera Ghazi Khan after quarreling with her in-laws.
A few days later, her father-in-law, Ashiq Ali came there. He convinced her family to let her go home with him. The next day, he informed Yameen that his daughter had been kidnapped by unidentified people.
We registered a complaint with police. A few days later, we learned that the police had found a body. It later turned out to be Mehwish. She had been murdered,” he said.
He said that Yameen had lodged a complaint with Civil Lines Police against Asif and Ashiq Ali for murdering Mehwish. “Police have not taken any action so far against any of the suspects,” he said. The protesters demanded that police immediately arrest the accused. They then dispersed.