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A woman was allegedly subjected to brutal violence by her brothers in Khanewal on Saturday following a property dispute.

The victim, a local farm worker, had reportedly demanded that her brothers hand over her share of an inherited property. Upon facing rejection, she had threatened she would sue for her rights in court.

Before she could do so, however, her brothers allegedly came for her while she was harvesting wheat at a farm. Her legs were chopped off with an axe, the victim told police at District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital Khanewal. A doctor at the hospital said the victim's bones had been separated from her body.

She had been found by rescue officials in a severely injured condition and taken to DHQ Hospital Khanewal for treatment. The doctor there worried the injuries would most likely prove fatal, after which she was transferred to Multan’s Nishtar Hospital. The victim remains in a critical condition.

Makhdoompur police have begun an investigation after recording the woman’s statement and have initiated a search to find the accused. However, no arrests have been made yet.

A first information report will be registered once a medical report is submitted to police.