Pakistan: Village court orders rape victim to be killed or sold as slave because of adultery charges

MULTAN: Four men were booked in Rajanpur on Saturday for their involvement in a Panchayat (unofficial village court) declaring a teenage girl, who was allegedly raped by a relative, a ‘Kari’.

The 19-year-old girl was ordered to be either killed or sold off on charges of adultery levelled against her, the area’s police said.

Fazilpur police SHO Husnain Shah told The Express Tribune that the girl approached the police following the order.

In her statement, the girl claimed that she and her family were asleep at their home on Friday night when Khaleel Ahmed sneaked inside and raped her at gunpoint.

She added that as he was armed, she could not call out for help.

The next day when the family learnt of the incident, they approached the Panchayat.

Four men, including Muhammad Shafee, the father of the alleged rapist, forced the Panchayat to pronounce Shumaila a Kari on Thursday. The girl’s father was forced to accept the decision.

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  • It’s time to let India do what it must.

    • Watchman

      Unfortunately this sort of tribal behaviour is present in Indian Hindu communities too.

      • (sigh)

        True.

        Catholic education has served to whittle away the caste system. Imagine if it does away with this monstrosity.

        http://www.uscatholic.org/articles/201301/caste-26818

        • Alain

          Although India (at least based on its borders today) was the birth place of Buddhism, but since Buddhism rejected the caste system it was declared an enemy by the hardline Hindus. Officially it no longer exists, but in reality it is pretty much alive and well from my observation.

  • Tooth&Claw

    These cultures that put the value of their klan between the legs of a woman are crazy. If that’s where you put your honor, you deserve to lose it but the female does not deserve to lose her life for YOUR puny honor.

    • tom_billesley

      In their value system, family “honour” is worth more than her life. By not crying out when raped, she preserved her own life instead of the family (for that read male relatives’) honor and therefore must be killed. Twisted.

      • Tooth&Claw

        Murderous and twisted. My point exactly.

  • mauser 98
  • Hard Little Machine

    Yaaay…

  • felis gracilis

    Ah. Pakistan, the land of the pure. A veritable light unto the Nations.

  • Cap’n Bill

    I’ve searched Shumaila a Kari, but I can’t find exactly what it is these barbarians mean by it. Anybody know?

    • Minicapt

      “Shumaila” is the girl’s name.
      ‘Kari’ is the local word for ‘adulteress’.

      Cheers

      • Cap’n Bill

        Cheers, yourself, partner. Much appreciated. Bravo Zulu is flying from starboard halyard.