Landowner abuses a minor

Imran Mazher

KHANEWAL, PAKISTAN: On Friday, Safia Rani (16) daughter of Mohammad Ramzan, a labourer working on the lands of Mohammad Siddique in Mauze Hajipur of Kabirwala Tehsil was allegedly sexually assaulted by the latter.

When Safia became pregnant, the landowner kidnapped her from her village near Kabirwala, and kept her in detention for three months.

Kabirwala Sadr Police FIR stated that an abortion was carried out at a private hospital, however, the bill amounting to Rs 17,000 (Dollar US 212.5) was claimed by the landowner from Safia’s father, on the threat of “shaming” them in public. But when the poor family failed to pay the amount, the landowner allegedly took the whole family hostage.

Meanwhile, the police have secured the release of the family due to the involvement of an NGO, and a case has been registered against the landowner.

Ferhan Mazher
Chairman (Rays of Development Organization, Sargodha, Pakistan)

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  1. Taseeb Saeed

     /  August 15, 2009

    i know a girl from kabirwala khanewal she has been raped in 2006 jan now in these days she is very sad caoz not geting marry
    plz tell me how we can help her


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