SUKKUR: Two women from the Mohamadani community were kidnapped from Nihal Town as revenge for the alleged abduction of a girl from the Chachar community near the Mirpur Mathelo bypass on Tuesday night.
Sources claimed that on April 7, an 18-year-old girl identified as Arbi, daughter of Dost Muhammad Chachar, was kidnapped by unidentified men from her house near the bypass. The Chachar girl has not been kidnapped, said some sources, adding that she has apparently eloped with someone to get married.
Her father and other tribesmen accused Muhammad Mithal Mohamadani of abducting the girl. To avenge their honour and the girl, a score of men from the Chachar tribe broke into Mithal’s house in Nihal Town and held his family hostage at gunpoint. The tribesmen left with Mithal’s wife, her sister-in-law, two sons and a cousin in their custody.
According to sources, the Chachar men also barged into four other houses and forced the families out. They allegedly stole valuables such as money, gold and forcibly occupied the residences.
A source in Mirpur Mathelo said that the police were siding with the Chachar tribesmen and were not ready to accept or register a complaint confirming that two women had been abducted.
Talking to The Express Tribune, the Mirpur Mathelo police station’s head constable said that Arbi’s father, Dost Muhammad Chachar, had lodged an FIR against three men, Muhammad Mithal, his son Abdul Wahid and Allah Rakhio. The police have arrested Allah Rakhio and Abdul Wahid.