A division bench of the Sindh High Court, comprising Justice Azizullah M Memon and Justice Pir Ali Shah, restrained the police from arresting a couple on charges of kidnapping and rape, as they got married on free will.
Sumera and her husband, Allah Dino Gajju, had submitted the petition through Advocate Ali Gohar Soomro, stating that they got married out of choice against the consent of their families.
The girlÂ’s mother, Zuhra, had lodged a case at the Satellite Town police station in Mirpurkhas, alleging that Allah Dino had kidnapped her daughter with the intention of rape. The couple was threatened of being killed on the pretext of karo-kari and were also being harassed by the police.
The SHC division bench allowed the police the liberty to investigate the case but restrained them from arresting the petitioners till the completion of the investigation.
Source: Daily Times