Girl’s nose chopped off; LHC takes notice

Updated March 22, 2014

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Lahore High Court. — File photo
Lahore High Court. — File photo

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court complaint cell on Friday took notice of a press report which said that influential landlords allegedly chopped off the nose of a labourer’s daughter over a matrimonial dispute.

The cell has directed the Bahawalnagar district and sessions judge to submit a detailed report within a week.

Reports said that Jamshed and Nadeem of Basti Sherwali along with their five accomplices barged into the house of labourer Bashir. The intruders subjected Fareeda Bibi, 20, daughter of Bashir, to severe torture and chopped off her nose.

The victim’s family said Fareeda was punished because she refused the marriage proposal of Jamshed’s son with her. Earlier, the accused party had also tried to abduct the girl but the bid was foiled by her relatives.

The police had registered a case against seven suspects on the victim’s complaint.