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Woman paraded naked in Pak over marriage row

world Updated: Mar 04, 2012 21:20 IST

A group of over three dozen men stripped a woman and paraded her naked around a village in Pakistan's Punjab province after accusing her son of forcibly marrying a girl, police officials said on Sunday.

According to an FIR lodged with police, over three dozen men of the Gopang tribe raided the home of Manzooran Mai in Khundai village of Muzaffargarh district, 350 kms from Lahore, on Saturday and took the woman and her daughter-in-law Azra away with them.

The mob beat Mai's family members and ransacked her house.

"Later, they paraded Mai naked in the streets of the village," the FIR said.

Mahmood Bux, the husband of Mai, told police that his son Nadir had contracted a second marriage with Azra, a member of the Gopang tribe.

Bux belongs the to the Daha tribe, which does not have good relations with the Gopang, he said. He alleged that the Gopang men kidnapped Azra and paraded Manzooran Mai naked to take revenge.

"We have arrested over two dozen people involved in the incident and are conducting raids to arrest the others," said Muzaffargarh district police chief Rao Munir Zia.

Reports said other women of Manzooran Mai's household too were stripped but this could not be independently confirmed.