Domestic abuse victim takes shelter at women’s police station in Karachi

KARACHI: A victim of domestic abuse has reportedly taken shelter at a women’s police station in the port city of Karachi according to a report by Geo News.

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Domestic abuse victim takes shelter at women police station in Karachi.

According to the report, the girl was a resident of Qazi Ahmed Road in Nawabshah district of Sindh and was married to a man named Ahmed six months ago. However, her husband kicked her out of the house within weeks of their marriage and the girl came to Karachi.

The girl’s uncles were traced by the police and she was handed over to them however after a while they also ended up kicking her out of their home leaving her with no place to go.

Read more: Justice For Hadiqa: Tortured by in-laws and police in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Based on the report, the girl doesn’t have any immediate family as both her mother and brother have both passed away and the father’s whereabouts are unknown.

According to Station House Officer (SHO) Uzma Khan of the Liaqatabad Police Station in Karachi, they were trying to locate her father while the girl was given shelter at the police station.

Domestic violence or abuse cases are becoming increasingly common in Pakistan with a new case and a new story being heard of everyday.

Just a few weeks ago a pregnant teenager, aged 19, was tortured by her in laws physically and mentally and her was implicated in a money theft case by them.

Read more: Justice For Hadiqa: Tortured by in-laws and police in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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