GHOTKI: A feudal landlord in Ghotki, while presiding over a local jirga, allegedly levelled allegations of wrongdoing on a married woman and ordered her brother to submit a fine of Rs0.5 million along with presenting two girls from his family for marriage, it has been learnt.

Upon refusal, two brothers of the woman were locked up by the influential landlord and later handed over to the local police.

The father of the girls, who were allegedly ordered to be given away as Vani, said "the influential landlord enforced his decision on them and forced them to accept that a wrongdoing’s allegation has been proven on his sister".

“When we refused to accept the decision and protested over it, they locked us up in a room before handing over us to the local police,” he maintained.

The family further appealed to the chief justice to ensure the service of justice to them, saying “they are poor and weak so no one pays heed to their complains”.

Meanwhile, senior police official took notice of this incident and ordered an inquiry into the matter.

SSP Masood Ahmed Bangash informed Dawn that he has “formed a team to investigate this matter and submit its findings in 24 hours”.

Bangash also said that police will provide security to the women and her family.

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