"After my husband used to go to work, my father-in-law would molest me"
According to reports, a woman from Moza Kabirwala, Liaquatpur, in Pakistan, alleged that she was raped by her father-in-law multiple times.
The unnamed man has since gone on the run in a bid to escape police.
It was heard that the man was raping his daughter-in-law on numerous occasions, while also threatening her.
The ordeal is said to have lasted over a period of four years.
On August 30, 2018, she told police that her father-in-law would molest her and would beat her up if she refused his advances.
Her torment usually happened when her husband went to work and she was alone in the house.
The victim said:
“After my husband used to go to work, my father-in-law would molest me and would beat me up if I refused to comply with his demands.”
Officers heard that the victim got married to the assaulter’s son 15 years ago.
The victim’s mother said that the accused began sexually assaulting her within the first few years of the marriage when she was alone in the house.
She also said that the perpetrator also threatened to lodge fake cases against them if they reported the incident to the police.
The victim’s mother later appealed to higher police officials to take action against the man who kept abusing her daughter in the absence of her husband.
Police have registered a case against the suspect and are conducting raids to arrest him.
In another case, Begum Bibi admitted killing her husband for allegedly raping their daughter-in-law in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Shangla village of Pakistan in 2017.
According to police, Gulbar Khan was sleeping when his wife shot him with a pistol while been assisted by their daughter-in-law.
Bibi killed Khan because “he didn’t respect family and relations.”
It was heard that Khan was repeatedly assaulting their daughter-in-law for three months while their son was away.
The victim’s husband, Wakeel Khan, a Frontier Corps soldier, said he was aware of his wife’s ordeal.
He never took action against his father and said:
“Due to parental respect, I couldn’t kill him, but informed my mother that I will leave home after my return from training.”
Begum said that Khan forced the woman into an “illicit relationship” which went on for three months while their son was away.
Begum said: “I decided to kill him when he refused to give up his evil practice.”
Police lodged a case against Bibi, Wakeel and the victim under Section 302 of the Pakistan Penal Code.
All three were sent to prison under judicial remand.