For husband's extra-marital affair, Pak woman stripped naked by panchayat

Feb 05 2013, 19:15 IST
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SummaryA woman was allegedly stripped naked on the orders of a panchayat.

A woman was allegedly stripped naked on the orders of a panchayat in Pakistan's Punjab province to settle a dispute over an extra-marital affair.

According to the victim Kalsoom Mai, the incident occurred last week in Muzaffarghar district, 400-km from Lahore.

Kalsoom, a resident of Qasba Gujrat, told police her relative Mohammad Bilal and others had tortured and stripped her in the presence of local residents.

Kalsoom's husband Muhammad Nawaz was allegedly having an affair with Bilal's wife.

She said she was summoned by the panchayat or village council after Nawaz was caught re- handed with Bilal's wife .

The family of Bilal's wife thrashed Nawaz and demanded Kalsoom should be humiliated to settle the matter.

"On the orders of the panchayat, I was stripped and humiliated in front of other people," Kalsoom said.

After this, the other woman's relatives set Nawaz free. Qasba Gujrat police station chief Javed Akhtar said he had registered a case after receiving a complaint from Kalsoom. A case was also registered against Nawqaz for "humiliating" Bilal's wife.

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