Haripur case: Police arrest 4 members of jirga
HARIPUR: Police arrested four more people on Thursday, who were allegedly involved in an incident where a woman was paraded naked in a village in Haripur.
The woman, *Shaheen, was made to walk naked on the streets of the village in the Upper Neelor area after a jirga decided that she was to be punished for her son’s alleged rape of another woman.
Police arrested the head of the jirga today (Thursday), Bashir, along with three other jirga members who have been identified as Imran, Arsalan and Sulaiman.
Seven people were suspected to be involved in the incident, out of which two were arrested earlier. One suspect remains at large, and the police team investigating the incident said they are searching the village to arrest him.
Shaheen was paraded naked in the streets of Neelor Bala village on the instigation of a jirga that found her son guilty of rape.
Four armed men, who belonged to the same village as that of the ‘raped’ woman, allegedly disrobed the middle-aged woman before making her parade naked.
Sadia*, 24, who had alleged Shaheen’s* son Karim* of rape, said the incident was the result of a mere ‘misunderstanding’.
*Names have been changed to protect identities