DERA ISMAIL KHAN: The life of two minor girls was put at stake as they were given in ‘wani’ to pay for the alleged wrong act of their uncle in Atal Sharif village in the district on Friday.
Sources said one Muhammad Ikram, the uncle of 11-year-old Niazmina and two-year old Bakhtawar entered the house of co-villager Juma Khan. “He entered the house of Juma Khan with the intention to harass his wife,” the sources said.
They said when Juma Khan came to know about the incident he got a report registered against the accused at the Kulachi Police Station and divorced his wife within hours.Later, the issue was taken to the local panchayat where the eight-member illegal jury declared Muhammad Ikram guilty. The jury directed that his two nieces should be given in ‘wani’ to Juma Khan and his son Irfan to settle the dispute between the two families, the sources added.A local Maulana allegedly solemnized the nikah of Juma Khan with little Niazmina, villagers said.