Man accused of selling four daughters in Pakistan

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

ISLAMABAD - A woman in Pakistan’s Larkana district claims that her husband, who is a gambler, has sold off their four daughters, a media report said Tuesday.

Tajul Khatoon Tunio made the dramatic claim that her husband Dhani Bakhsh Khaskheli sold their four daughters to sustain his obsession for gambling.

She told mediapersons Monday that her husband, who was also a drug addict, had sold Rubina, 10, Shabana, 8, Kanwal, 6, and Rashida, 5, for Rs.30,000, Rs.32,000, Rs.40,000 and Rs.55,000, respectively.

While Rubina and Shabana had been sold about two years ago, Kanwal and Rashida were sold about a year back, Dawn reported.

Tunio, who has sought divorce, claimed that on Nov 17 her husband entered their house with the buyers and asked her to hand over the girls.

When she refused to relent, an altercation took place that left her father Habibullah, uncle Rehmatullah and close relatives Muhammed Ali, Deedar Ali and Muhammed Juman injured.

Warah Khan Tunio, a police official, however, said it was not the matter of gambling.

He said it was a domestic dispute and five people were injured in a clash which took place inside their house.

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