A person has been blinded by his personal father and siblings for allegedly desirous to marry a lady he fell in love with in southwestern Pakistan.
Abdul Baqi, 22, thought his household would assist him get married. As a substitute, his father and 4 brothers accused him of violating Islamic values and eliminated his eyes to punish him.
The incident occurred Could 13. His brothers and father locked his mom and sisters in a room and took Baqi to the nook of the home, the place they tied his palms and legs and began beating him with batons.
“Certainly one of my brothers eliminated my eyeball utilizing a tea spoon. Then my father took the knife and lower it because it was hanging on my face,” Baqi advised VOA.
“Certainly one of them [brothers] stepped on my head to ensure I that I don’t transfer and others eliminated my second eye,” Baqi added.
Baqi is a resident of the Loralai space of Balochistan province.
He didn’t count on that his circle of relatives would assault him and blind him. On reflection, he mentioned he was prepared for any penalties.
“If they’d have even killed me, I might have nonetheless saved my promise of affection and would haven’t begged for my life,” Baqi advised VOA.
Ties to Taliban
Baqi mentioned his brothers have ties to the Taliban and are very conservative. His brothers had warned him that chatting with a lady over the cellphone was an un-Islamic act and that he was an infidel.
Certainly one of his brothers, who’s 18, had simply returned from jihad from Afghanistan on the day of the assault.
“It was his first time that he went to Afghanistan. He was shouting, ‘Thank Allah, Allah is nice, Jihad is just for Allah, lengthy dwell mujahedeen,’ ” Baqi mentioned.
The brother “went on to say that we’re making a mistake by going to Afghanistan for jihad. ‘Precise Jihad is right here in our home. The primary jihad is right here in opposition to this infidel.’ He was speaking about me as I used to be bleeding from my wounds,” Baqi added.
Baqi mentioned a pal transported him to a hospital after the assault, and as soon as within the hospital, he knowledgeable police about what had occurred.
Police arrested his father together with two of his brothers. The opposite two brothers escaped and are at massive.
The suspects advised police that Baqi was suicidal and needed to kill himself — that is why they tied his palms and legs. Baqi rejected these claims. He mentioned his household would assault him once more.
After discovering out about what had occurred with Baqi, the woman’s household agreed to their daughter’s marriage with him.
“The household of my love came upon in regards to the incident and sympathized with me and advised me that they’d marry their daughter to me with none dowry,” Baqi mentioned.