Man gorged out son’s eyes for wanting to marry a girl of his choice

Man gorged out son’s eyes for wanting to marry a girl of his choice

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QUETTA: A man wrested out his youngest son’s eyes for wanting to marry a girl against his family’s wishes in Loralai, Balochistan.

On Sunday, the police said that the night before Abdul Baqi, a resident of Nasirabad village, told his family he wanted to marry a girl of his choice and asked them to take a proposal to her family for an engagement.

However, the news did not go down well with the 22-year-old’s family as his father and four brothers held him down and wrested his eyes of their sockets. They locked Abdul Baqi’s mother in another room so that she could not intervene and save her son.

Residents of the area informed the police about the incident. Upon their arrival, they rushed the young man to a district hospital in Loralai. He was later shifted to Helper Eye Hospital in Quetta.

A source at the hospital confirmed that Abdul Baqi had lost his sight.

“My father and four brothers overpowered Abdul Baqi and removed his eyes from the socket,” said Abdul Ghaffar, another brother of the victim.

“When they removed one eye, Abdul Baqi requested them to not remove the other eye but they did not listen,” he mourned disdainfully.

A case has been registered with the police while the father and two brothers have been arrested. Raids are being conducted in the village to find two other brothers who managed to abscond.

 

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