Man Blinded by Father, Brothers for Falling in Love
May 31, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — A man has been blinded by his own father and siblings for allegedly wanting to marry a girl he fell in love with in Balochistan.
Abdul Baqi, 22, thought his family would help him get married. Instead, his father and four brothers accused him of violating Islamic values and removed his eyes to punish him.
The incident occurred May 13. His brothers and father locked his mother and sisters in a room and took Baqi to the corner of the house, where they tied his hands and legs and started beating him with batons.
“One of my brothers removed my eyeball using a tea spoon. Then my father took the knife and cut it as it was hanging on my face,” Baqi told VOA.
“One of them [brothers] stepped on my head to make sure I that I do not move and others removed my second eye,” Baqi added.
Baqi is a resident of the Loralai area.
He did not expect that his own family would attack him and blind him. In retrospect, he said he was ready for any consequences.
“If they would have even killed me, I would have still kept my promise of love and would have not begged for my life,” Baqi told VOA.
Baqi said his brothers have ties to the Taliban and are very conservative. His brothers had warned him that speaking to a girl over the phone was an un-Islamic act and that he was an infidel.
A friend transported him to a hospital after the attack, and once in the hospital, he informed police about what had happened.
Police arrested his father along with two of his brothers. The other two brothers escaped and are at large.
The suspects told police that Baqi was suicidal and wanted to kill himself — that’s why they tied his hands and legs. Baqi rejected those claims. He said his family would attack him again.
After finding out about what had happened with Baqi, the girl’s family agreed to their daughter’s marriage with him.
“The family of my love found out about the incident and sympathized with me and told me that they would marry their daughter to me without any dowry,” Baqi said.
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