Christian Woman Stripped Naked, Assaulted In Pakistan

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Islamabad: A 28-year-old Christian woman in Pakistan was allegedly stripped naked and assaulted by four men who barged into her house after her brother eloped with a married Muslim woman here.

Samra, a resident of Haji Park Tajpura, a thickly-populated locality of Lahore, told police that the four armed men on Sunday entered her house and asked her about the whereabouts of her brother Badal, who had eloped with one of the attacker’s wife.

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The woman said that when she told the armed men that she did not know about her brother’s whereabouts they started assaulting her.

“They dragged me to a room and tore apart my cloths and tried to rape me. I managed to flee towards the roof and jumped to the house of a neighbour where a woman provided me cloths,” she alleged.

A case has been registered against Badal for allegedly kidnapping the wife of one of the attackers’ named Wasif Naseer.

Senior police officer Muhammad Naveed said Ms. Samra’s brother and sister were involved in the kidnapping.

Ms. Samra, however, said she had nothing to do with the activities of her brother while her sister Shagufta was already in police custody in connection with the case.

The woman also claimed that police were not taking action against the men on her complaint. However, the police officer said that police are verifying Ms. Samra’s allegation before taking any action against the accused.

“It is being suspected that the family of Badal is using different tactic to pressure Naseer to withdraw it,” he said.

Meanwhile, different Christian organisations have appealed to Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to order action against the suspects involved in torturing and striping of the woman.

PTI

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