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Woman ‘tortured to death’

October 04, 2006

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LARKANA, Oct 3: A woman who had married a man she loved about six months ago was found dead in Ali Khan Brohi village on Tuesday.

The Ratodero police said the body of Zakia was recovered from the house of her husband, Mohammad Brohi, on report of Araz Mohammed Langah, the father of the woman.

The man along with other family members escaped from the house.

Parents of the woman said that her husband and other in-laws had brutally tortured their daughter to seek her consent for the second marriage of her husband.

They said that Mohammed Brohi had already been engaged to a woman of his clan.

Doctors said that she had been brutally hit in the head due to which she died.

They said that there were also marks of severe torture on several parts of her body.

Police picked up Rehmat Brohi, the brother of the deceased’s husband for interrogation.

However, he was quite unaware of the incident as he was in Balochistan when it had taken place.

Sources told Dawn that the woman had continuously been tortured in the house and when her condition deteriorated some doctor had treated her but she could not survive.

PROTEST: Students of the Chandka Medical College held a demonstration outside the DPO house on Tuesday in protest against firing at them by college guards.

They demanded that action should be taken against guards.

The protesters blocked the DPO chowk and cleared it only after the ASP city assured them of settling the matter.

They said that principal’s guards opened fire at Rehman Ogahi and Mujahid Sethar, students of fourth and final year MBBS when they had gone to his office.

CMC principal Prof Sikandar Shaikh told Dawn that students prompted to protest only to pressurise the college administration after two students Mujahid Sethar and Waqar Mahar were served show-cause notices for disturbing theory examination of medicine-II paper on Sept 29.

A batch of students appearing examination was asked to take paper in the library hall where they had not only tampered with electricity but also issued threats to examiners and disturbed the paper.