Monday, April 14, 2014

Two children freed from violent custodial dad, step (Taxila, Pakistan)

This is what happens when fathers rights are institutionalized, and the rights of mothers and children are non-existent.

Dad is identified as SAEED AHMED.

Children freed from violent father

Amjad Iqbal
Published at2014-04-14 07:42:05

TAXILA: Two minor children were rescued from the ‘torture cell’ of their father and stepmother here on Sunday.

Zahid Tanveer along with some other residents of Chachi Mohallah informed the Wah Cantonment police that his neighbour Saeed Ahmed had chained his two children and locked them in a room without providing them food for many days.

A police team reached the house and after breaking the locks of the room recovered the children and shifted them to the police station. The police said marks of severe torture were found on the bodies of the children. The torture victims were identified as Muneeba, 8, and Haris, 6.

The children could not stand on their feet due to the starvation and torture. Sources said a few months back the father of the children had contracted second marriage after divorcing the mother of the two children. After the marriage, the couple subjected the children to torture and locked them in the room.

The police have taken the father of the children into custody but their stepmother is yet to be arrested.

Later, the children were shifted to the child protection centre in Rawalpindi.