Christian woman goes missing

SIALKOT - A Christian woman, Seema Bibi, tortured by the locals is still missing after a week-old incident in which scores of people shaved her head for converting to Christianity after six months of embracing Islamic.
The police have failed to trace her. However, according to her relatives, the influential accused persons forced the victim to leave village along with her family.
Local Christian community has urged the government to find out the victim and her family and get them relieved.
Gujranwala RPO Capt (R) Muhammad Ameen along with District Peace Committee Zafar Malik and senior police officials told the newsmen that the Begowala Police have arrested as many as 26 out of total 27 accused persons including Nawab Din, Naveed, Shafiq, Ilyas, Farhan, Afzal, Shafqat Ali, Zafar, Amanat Ali and Muhammad Ashraf for torturing the said woman. He added that the incident was occurred in Village Kot Meerath-Begowala in Sambrial tehsil on Feb 24.
The Begowala Police have registered a case on the report of SHO Munawar Hussain.
Capt (R) Ameen informed the media that according to the FIR, the victim had embraced Islam six-month ago and later following the pressure of local Christians, she again converted to Christianity. He said that the police was trying to locate the victim.
Relatives of slain youth protest: The relatives and grieved family of a slain youth, Syed Arooj Bukhari, Wednesday staged a protest demonstration in front of the DPO Office against their loved one’s brutal assassination by a local motorcycles dealer on Railway Road some days ago.
The protesters staged a sit-in there and demanded registration of murder case against the accused trader Zahid Lone.
The father of slain youth, Syed Mubashar Bukhari told the newsmen that his son went to purchase some auto parts, where the accused trader started quarrelling with him and later shot him dead and staged a fake drama of killing by the dacoits in a dacoity incident. He said that the grieved family has already filed an application for the registration of murder case against the accused, but the police were reluctant to register the case as the accused was stated to be an influential person.
He urged the Chief Justice of Lahore High Court, Punjab Chief Minister and Inspector General of Police to take serious notice of this brutality.

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