RAWALPINDI: District and sessions court granted bail to a man, after he married the woman he had sexually assaulted for months.
The man also dumped the body of a deceased infant girl born out of wedlock. During the hearing, the suspect, Tariq Niazi, was presented before the District and Sessions Judge Jahangir Gondal after completion of his judicial remand.
Tariq’s counsel also informed the court that the victim, Mehwish, had forgiven the accused and they had mutually agreed to get married, and that she wanted to withdraw the case.
The judge asked the woman to state without any fear that did she really wanted to marry Tariq, to which she said yes.
Nikkah registrar, Muhammad Ali, solemnised the marriage between the two. The suspect signed the nikkahnama, having alimony worth Rs50,000, with handcuffed hands. Tariq’s brother, who is a policeman, was also present in the hearing.
After the nikkah was performed, sweets were distributed among the staff and litigants in the courtroom.