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In-laws shave woman’s head over dowry

Updated March 13, 2016

KASUR: In-laws of a newly-wed woman allegedly shaved her head for not bringing the dowry according to their expectations at Mallahwala village on Saturday in the limits of Pattoki police station.

Iqra Bibi of Bonga Balocha village was married to Muhammad Riaz some 20 days back.

According to Iqra, soon after the marriage her in-laws, particularly her mother-in-law Rani Bibi started taunting her over not bringing costly items in dowry and even subjected her to torture.

On Saturday, her in-laws allegedly tied Iqra’s hands and legs with ropes and shaved her head. Later they expelled her from their house.

Police are looking into the matter.

Published in Dawn, March 13th, 2016