BUREWALA: A man along with his brother burnt his wife over a domestic row at Chak No 203-EB in the jurisdiction of Gaggo police, but no case could be registered against them even after three days. Bashiran Bibi of Chak No 459-EB was married to Muhammad Sarwar and had two daughters. The couple had developed differences over domestic issues. On the day of the incident, Sarwar with his brother Muhammad Ashraf burnt her after dousing her with kerosene oil when she was preparing meal. She suffered severe burn injuries and was rushed to the THQ Hospital by the locals. When contacted, Gaggo Mandi SHO Muhammad Rafique said that they had received an application from the victim and a case would be registered against the accused according to the law. Meanwhile, the Sadr police of Chiniot registered a case against five alleged rapists of two sisters under the old Hudood Ordinance instead of the newly promulgated Women Protection Act (WPA).
The sisters — Anwari and Shahnaz — were asleep with their mother Sakina at their home in Pabbarwala village when Riaz, Nasir, Nawaz, Muhammad Ilyas and Khalid allegedly forced their entry into the house on December 13. Riaz locked the room from outside where the male members of the family were sleeping and started looking after them. Nasir and Nawaz began to rape the sisters, while Ilyas and Khalid stood guard holding guns in their hands. In the meantime the girls’ brother Riaz woke up and found the room locked from outside. He along with his brother Nawaz and cousin Asif broke opened the door. On seeing the men, the accused escaped and took away two-and-a-half Tolas of gold. The police registered a case against the accused under the old Hudood Ordinance instead of the WPA and started investigations.
Source: The News