By MUHAMMAD AKBAR NOTEZAI
QUETTA: The Madadgar National Helpline in Quetta has sought justice for Bakht Bibi, a victim of domestic violence.
Programme officer of the helpline Qamarul Nisa, Advocate Yasir and Bakht Bibi’s brother Zahir Shah addressed a press conference at the Quetta Press Club on Thursday.
They said Bakht Bibi had been mentally and physically tortured since her marriage and was locked in a room for three months by her in-laws.
She escaped from the house and sought refuge at a neighbour’s place who then took Bakht Bibi to a hospital. “A staffer from the hospital contacted Madadgar National Helpline and informed them about her case,” said the neighbour.
After the incident, an FIR was lodged against Bakht Bibi’s in-laws and three people were arrested.
The helpline program officer said Bakht Bibi’s mother-in-law had arranged for another marriage for her son.
The press conference panel requested the provincial government to treat Bakht Bibi free of cost and provide her justice.