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DG Khan man cuts off sister’s foot for ‘disobeying’ him

He has been arrested

SAMAA | - Posted: Aug 24, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Aug 24, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago

A man was arrested on Friday in Dera Ghazi Khan’s Mana Ahmadani village for chopping his sister’s foot off.

The victim, Salma, is 40 years old and is divorced. The woman had no children and lived at her brother’s house. He also paid for her expenses. However, while she was given a roof on her head, she had to ask her brother, Shahnawaz, and her sister for money.

In a statement to the police, Salma said she took turns staying at each sibling’s house. “I felt like a liability to them, so when my sister’s children got sick of me, I used to knock on my brother’s door,” she said. “I had no choice, where would I have gone?”

On the day of the attack, Salma told her brother she was going to her sister’s house. Shahnawaz did not like the idea of her going out so frequently and changing homes. He had threatened her earlier that he would break her legs if she went out. He ordered her to stay at his home but Salma refused to listen to him, which enraged him and he attacked her. He cut off her right foot with a chopper knife and beat her up.

The only person present in the house was Shahnawaz’s wife. Salma said her sister-in-law tried to stop him, but feared that Shahnawaz would attack her too. However, she did call the police. Soon after, the police arrested the suspect and seized the weapon used in the attack. The police took the victim to the THQ Hospital.

SAMAA Digital tried to contact the hospital administration to find out more details about the victim’s condition and operation, but the only information they revealed was that Salma was kept “under observation”, and is being provided free treatment. The administration said that they will update the media about the woman’s condition very soon.

A case was registered under Section 334 (punishment for itlaf-i-udw) of the Pakistan Penal Code against Shahnawaz, punishable with an imprisonment of up to 10 years.

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