Saturday, November 5, 2011

Certainly not spineless

Certainly not spineless

Published: November 5, 2011

Jabbar broke his wife’s back for not asking her parents for her property.

FAISALABAD: A man broke his wife’s backbone after she refused to ask her parents for her property on Thursday.

According to police officials, Ghaziabad resident Abdul Jabbar tortured his wife and damaged her backbone over a property dispute in the limits of Millat Town police station. Shehzadi Fatima married Abdul Jabbar who demanded that she demand her property share from her parents. “She refused to ask for her share and kept saying that her parents would give her the money whenever they wanted to,” said a neighbour Farzana.

On her repeated refusal, Arshad tortured Fatima and began kicking her and beating her with a lead pipe. He eventually damaged her backbone and doctors have said that Fatima’s backbone has been broken and she may never walk again.

Farima was shifted to the DHQ hospital in critical condition, while the accused fled the scene after shaving his wife’s head and threatening to kill her if she told the police. “He said he would kill me because I refused to back down to him. Now I will never walk again,” Shehzadi Fatima said.

Millat Town police have registered a case against the accused on the complaint of Fatima and her family and police have started an investigation.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 5th, 2011.

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