Dowry: girl goes through hell

Published March 4, 2008

SIALKOT, March 3: A married woman was beaten unconscious by her in-laws as punishment for bringing dowry much less to their expectations in Glotiyaan Khurd village, Daska tehsil.

Reports said Shumaila Bibi had married to Muhammad Nawaz about six years ago. From the very onset, quarrelling and torturing over the dowry issue had been her fate. On Monday, Nawaz, his mother Rasheeda Bibi, sister Naeema and brother Shabbir booted her away out of the house after subjecting her to severe torture.

After she fell unconscious, the in-laws threw her in a nearby field. She was rushed to the Daska THQ Hospital in a critical condition.

Sadar police have registered a case against the accused in-laws of the victim.

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