In a chilling incident that has sent shockwaves through the Alkani tribe, a married woman was allegedly stoned to death by her husband and his allies in the name of ‘honor.’ The gruesome incident unfolded within the jurisdiction of the Chucha Border Military Police (BMP) station, located in the tribal expanse of Rajanpur district.
Local sources reveal that the woman had been accused of adultery with another man, an accusation that ultimately led to her tragic demise. Her husband, along with his brother and another accomplice, reportedly brutally bludgeoned her with stones and clubs, resulting in her untimely death. The perpetrators managed to escape the scene before law enforcement arrived.
In response to this horrifying crime, the BMP in Chucha tribal area has filed a case against the suspects, invoking various sections of the Pakistan Penal Code, including 302 (murder), 148 (rioting armed with a deadly weapon), 149 (unlawful assembly), and 311 (punishment for murder if the act is committed to facilitate a crime).
This shocking incident has also brought to light a tribal ritual known as “Aus” (trial by fire) and “Auf” (trial by water), where an accused individual must walk on burning coals or remain submerged underwater to prove their innocence. In a poignant twist, a woman subjected to this ordeal two years ago successfully walked on burning coals, demonstrating her innocence.
Political Assistant Qasim Gill has confirmed that BMP teams are actively conducting raids to apprehend the suspects who fled the scene, ensuring that justice is served in this tragic case.