The nose of a woman was chopped off in Pakistan after she refused to yield to the pressure from a local leader to divorce her husband after his (husband’s) second marriage.
The local leader in Sialkot, who was said to be a relative of the husband’s second wife, asked the woman to give divorce to her husband, but the woman refused to comply with the orders.
Irritated at this, Councillor Chaudhry Bilal Gondal hired some goons and got the lady Rehmat Kkah lifted from her house, and later cut her nose in open fields. Later, the culprits fled the spot.
The incident occurred in Chhani Gondal village of the Punjab province.
According to the Dawn, Rehmat Khan recently married Yasmeen Bibi in the presence of his first wife, Aziz Bibi. Bilal Gondal asked Rehmat to divorce his first wife, which he refused.
The councillor then "forced" Aziz Bibi to get divorce from Rehmat but she resisted his pressure. Bilal is stated to be a relative of Yasmeen Bibi and to please her, he pressured Rehmat to divorce his first wife.
On December 16, the accused along with Ghulam Bari, Ikram, alias Kalu, Fiaz, Mohsin and Raza Shah broke into the house of Rehmat. They beat Aziz Bibi, cut her hair and took her to the councillor’s bungalow where Bari and others chopped off her nose. Later, the accused threw the victim in fields and fled. Aziz Bibi was admitted to the Kotli Loharan Rural Health Centre where doctors stitched her chopped nose, reported the paper.
A police case is learnt to have been registered against the culprits, who were said to be at large when last reported.
The grieved family said that the accused were very influential and were threatening them with consequences for reporting the matter to police. They appealed to Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi and Punjab Inspector General of Police Ziaul Hassan to ensure the early arrest of the culprits, said the paper.