The police arrested a man for allegedly putting his wife at stake in gambling, losing it and forcing her to go with his contestants for a night.
City police arrested Ali Raza of Chinioti Road after registering an FIR against him on Sunday on the complaint of his mother-in-law.
Sumaira Qamar, a resident of Satellite Town, stated in the FIR that her daughter, Mehwish, was married with Ali Raza some three years ago and he would often torture her.
On Saturday night, he came home under influence, asked wife to stay for a night with his friend as he had lost her in gambling.
A man lost wife in gambling in Punjab Pakistan.— Noor Badshah Yousafzai (@NBYousafzai) March 31, 2019
Mehwish, who was staying with parents to take her SSC exam, was brought back home by her husband
He also torn off the roll number slip of his wife nd threatened her of severe consequences if she did not follow her directives. pic.twitter.com/EdM7n4Rumk
On her refusal, he tortured her with a knife. As the woman raised hue and cry, neighbours came to her help, making the suspect flee.
Mehwish was shifted to the DHQ hospital for medico-legal test which proved torture marks and injuries on her face and body.
Ali Raza told the media he suspected her having relations with others and tried to snatch her mobile phone to check it. He denied the charges of drinking or losing his wife in gambling.