Dear reader, please upgrade to the latest version of IE to have a better reading experience. A year-old Murree girls teacher from Murree, who was tortured and set on fire after refusing a marriage proposal, succumbed to her injuries in Islamabad's Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences Pims on Wednesday.
The girl was brought to the hospital yesterday and breathed her last at around Girl tortured, set on fire for Murree girls marriage proposal. The body of the girl has been handed over to her heirs and shifted to Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Murree. Police has registered a case, but no arrests have been made as of yet.
It was reported on Tuesday that a group of five men had forcibly entered the victim's house, locked her in a room and beat her up over a marriage dispute.
The victim's uncle, Nasir Abbassi, had stated the family had gone to a social gathering and the girl was alone at home when the incident occurred. The suspects, after beating the victim, set her on fire and threw her in a ditch behind her residence. The family, after being informed by a local boy, rushed home and took the Murree girls out of the ditch and Murree girls her to a local hospital.
The local hospital was unable to treat her since it lacked the expertise in dealing with burn victims, and she was then transferred to Islamabad's Pims where Murree girls breathed her last today.
Earlier in May, a year-old girl was strangled and set on fire in Galyat's Makol village after orders given by a local jirga. Abbottabad police had said a member jirga called by the Makol village councillor Pervez ordered for the Murree girls to be killed and set on fire as punishment for helping her friend escape the village to marry of her free will.
The girl was taken from her home to an abandoned Murree girls where she was drugged, killed, and placed in the back seat of a parked van. The van was then doused with Murree girls and set on fire. Social issues like these are never addressed by religious parties. We can debate and discuss about beating women but when it comes to actual issues of rape, acid attack and child rape, the silence from religious parties are unacceptable.
Girl burned to death for refusing marriage proposal? Where is the Council for Islamic Ideology? What is their position on this gruesome murder? It is high time for Mariam Nawaz to come out of comfort hibernation and do some thing for Pakistani women masses, of course if she really believes in their plight.
Our people going to our neighbour for liver and other treatment.
Our PM going abroad for treatment not a single hospital to take care of him. This country Murree girls never progress until monsters like this Murree girls made to pay!
May she rest in peace! And I cant even begin to think how her parents will suffer for the rest of their lives with the thought of their innocent girl burning to death.! The perpetrators are becoming more daring and ruthless day by day. They need to be caught and punished for their heinous crimes. Why don't we ever read about these criminals being sentenced and punished?
Waiting to see light at the end of this long dark tunnel People are quick to take action against religious groups but not condemn attack based on cultural tribal norms. Based on the Murree girls in Dawn Pakistan is still under identity crisis, and they are unable to acknowledge if their core values should be religious or on tribal culture.
Gender equality is a must for any country to be viewed as a modern nation. You cannot have organizations like CII recommending "light beating" of women and gender equality at the same time.