Hindu Woman Raped and Tortured by Landlord Mohammad Akram for Asking for Salary
In another case of atrocities against Hindus in Pakistan, a Hindu woman was stripped naked, tortured and gang-raped by Muslim landlord Mohammad Akram when she went to him for pay. The incident happened in Bhawalpur in Punjab, Pakistan after the lady approached Muslim landlord Mohammad Akram to demand payment. Akram then returned to the woman’s home and threatened her with guns. He then abducted her and brutally raped and tortured her.
Six or seven men hung the woman, slave laborer Gangaram’s wife, upside down, beat her and gang-raped her. His only transgression was to go to the owner to demand payment of his salary.
The lady said in a video: “He kidnapped me and took me to an unknown place. There they stripped me naked and continued to beat me. She went on to say that they covered her face and continued beating her. She went there to collect her salary, but instead of paying the dues, they threatened to beat her if she asked for money.
Hindu horror in #Pakistan : #Muslim owner kidnaps hindu worker, strips her, hangs her upside down, beats her, rapes her with goons#criminality #minority
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According to reports, the alleged owner also tried to cover up the problem by negotiating with the doctors treating the victim. A complaint has been filed and three people have been arrested in connection with this crime.
According to local media, the woman was beaten on a false accusation of theft. The woman was transferred to a hospital, where she was denied treatment. She also refused to provide him with a medical certificate.
When news of the tragedy became public, members of the Hindu community flocked to the streets to condemn the horrors. The demonstrators demanded an impartial investigation and severe punishment for the attackers and the doctors.
Recently, in March this year, Pooja Oad, an 18-year-old girl, was shot dead on the street in Sindh district in March this year after resisting attempts to abduct her. She was shot after resisting a kidnapping attempt in Rohi, Sukkur.
Hindus, a minority in the Islamic country of Pakistan, are frequent targets of hatred, kidnappings, rapes, forced marriages and death. According to the People’s Commission for Minority Rights and the Center for Social Justice, there were 156 cases of forced conversions between 2013 and 2019.
Pakistani courts have still failed to deliver justice to Hindus in Pakistan. In fact, in several cases, judges have granted immunity to those involved in the abduction and forced conversion of Hindu and Christian minorities.
A 2019 field investigation report by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan reaffirmed an unpleasant reality that has already been known for far too long: minorities in Pakistan live in constant fear of persecution, their perpetrators enjoying legal sanctions, the support of the influential and affluent section of society and the patronage of political leaders.