Gujranwala: Landlords burn tenant’s wife with iron rod on stealing 60 tolas of gold ornaments
GUJRANWALA: Influential landlords severely beat up the wife of their tenant, burnt her with an iron rod and kept her in illegal confinement on the charge of stealing 60 tolas of gold ornaments at Kotli Mandi Sindhnan village. Chaudhry Nawaz and Ihsan had forced Khalida, wife of their tenant Waris Masih, to work as maid during a wedding ceremony.
Later, they accused her of stealing 60 tolas of gold ornaments from their home, but she denied the charge. The landlords severely beat her up, forcing her to confess to the crime. Waris Masih requested the landlords to release his wife, but to no avail. On their refusal, he lodged a complaint with the police that recovered the woman lying unconscious in a room. She has been shifted to DHQ Hospital. No accused was arrested till the filing of this report.