A 25-year-old Hindu woman was abducted from her house following an ugly scuffle between the kidnappers and her brother in Sindh area of Pakistan last month. The woman, Lali Kachhi, was kidnapped by Obaidullah Khoso and accomplices for ‘nikah’ in the Sindh province of Pakistan.
Her brother Lalu sustained severe injuries in the attack. On 1 January, he succumbed to his wounds and died in the hospital.
Notably, Khoso had earlier abducted Lali in November 2022. Her brother fought a case against the perpetrators and brought his sister back home. Lali gave a statement supporting her family in front of the magistrate even after receiving repeated threats from the kidnappers.
She said she wanted to go with her parents and this is how Lali returned home. She was already married to a man from her community.
This December, Khoso came to abduct Lali again. This time Lalu clashed with the kidnappers. Khoso and his accomplice attacked him severely with sticks and rods. He was immediately admitted to the hospital. The kidnappers on the other hand took Lali with them.
Lalu had sustained severe injuries in the neck area. A video of his body lying on the bed was shared widely on the internet (attached).
A report by The Rise News, a website that operates from Sindh, quoted one of Lalu’s kin Shiva asking why the kidnappers came again when Lali had given a statement against them.
Lalu was married and had four children. They lived in a small village called Kunri which falls under the Umarkot district. Earlier this place was called as ‘Amarkot’.
As per activists, Lalu’s mother protested outside the Nabisar Road police station for 18 hours before an FIR for murder and abduction was filed.
See the mother’s video and copy of the FIR below:
Former Pakistan Senator from the Kohat division of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, Afrasiab Khattak, wrote on Twitter:
“The murder of a Hindu boy in Kunri Sindh and the abduction of his sister is condemnable. The culprits must be brought to book. Protection of the lives of the citizens is the state’s responsibility. Such responsibility is more important in the cases of religious minorities.”
Narain Das Bheel, a Hindu activist in Pakistan, shared a video showing the dead body of Lalu on 1 January.
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