Two women paraded naked in Pakistan over marriage proposal

Two middle aged women were allegedly paraded naked in a village in Pakistan's Punjab province following a dispute over a proposed marriage, police officials said on Wednesday.

The women - Sakina and Samina – on Wednesday filed a complaint at Khan Ghar police station in Muzaffargarh district, 400 km from Lahore. They said a person named Irfan Ahmad and his accomplices had assaulted them and then paraded them naked in the streets on Tuesday.

Sakina said she and Samina had gone to Ahmad's house to ask him to marry his daughter Nabila to Sakina's son Shoaib.

Sakina alleged that Ahmad became infuriated during the discussions and started beating them. "His relatives joined him and they paraded us naked in front of the residents of the area," Sakina said.

TV news channels reported that some men had filmed the incident with their mobile phones.

Khan Ghar police station chief Mustafa Kamal said that a case had been registered against Ahmad and eight others.

"We have arrested Irfan Ahmad and raids are being conducted to nab the others," he said. The statements of eyewitnesses were being recorded, Kamal said.

The claims of the women would be verified from the witnesses, he said. Quoting a relative of Ahmad, Kamal said Shoaib and Nabila had an affair and this had angered Ahmad. He said Ahmad got infuriated when he learnt that Shoaib's family wanted to arrange his marriage with Nabila.

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