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Woman in Nowshera accuses SHO of harassing her inside her home

Woman in Nowshera accuses SHO of harassing her inside her home

Woman victim of police highhandedness talking to media persons in Nowshera. – Photo by Nadeem Mashwani

May 19, 2017

NOWSHERA, 19 May: A woman of Zara Miana area of Nowshera has accused Station House Officer (SHO) of Misri Banda Police Station Hanif Khan of harassing her inside her home.

The affected woman alleged that SHO Hanif Khan along with gunmen and two criminals entered her house without any warrant in the night and after searching all the rooms subjected her to inappropriate treatment. She said police also took away her 17-year-old female relative in their van. She said police were present in her home from 11:00pm to 3:00am during which they committed unethical acts with her. She said police also threatened her to implicate her husband and brother-in-law in fake cases. She demanded justice for her and her family.

The local elected representatives, elders and Ulema held a Jirga after the incident and demanded action against the SHO and his accomplices. The Jirga members said they will lodge protests if action was not taken against the wrongdoers.

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