MUZAFFARGARH: Five men assaulted a woman and torn off her clothes in Muzaffargarh’s Dari Chandia.
According to the victim’s statement, she was on way, walking back with her husband, when five men attacked and groped her.
An FIR has been registered under charges of attempted rape, harassment, and assault, at Mehmood Kot police station.
On Tuesday, the people of Mehmood Kot took to the streets in protest against the crime. The victim’s family has, on the other hand, appealed to the government to ensure the culprits are punished.
According to police, two men have been arrested, while the other three have obtained interim bail.
Earlier in June, a 4 year old girl was allegedly raped and murdered in Khanewal, district in the Punjab.
According to the sources, the girl was abducted five days back while she was playing outside her house.
Later, the locals recovered her body from fields. It is believed that the culprits raped, murdered and then threw her body there.
Pakistan is regarded as the sixth most dangerous country for women as per a survey carried out by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. The survey was conducted in 2018.
There are various cases of violence against women and children reported every day, while many are left unreported and undetected with victim being forced to remain silence.
On July 18, Qurat ul Ain, a mother of 4 children was killed, allegedly by her husband at their household. Recently, there have been several cases of rape, harassment, bullying and domestic violence, involving women and children most of time but sometimes even goats are not spared .
If one dives into the news prevailing in Pakistan, there is no end to how many victims of violence are present, or can’t report or chose not to due to the misogynistic and patriarchal norm that discourages them to .
Noor murder case also gives insight into the various problems lingering in our cultural ways, and how they contribute to making victims feel threatened and vulnerable by reporting and make the culprit of the crime stronger.