Woman sentenced to death for adultery after SHE was raped at gunpoint by cousin
Named only as Shumaila, the woman said: “I could not raise an alarm as Ahmed was holding a gun. But the panchayat refused to accept my statement and declared that I wilfully slept with him.”
Reports from Pakistan’s Express Tribune claim the panchayat, which include the alleged rapist’s father, found the victim guilty of adultery, branding her a ‘kari’ or adulteress.
According to local media, Shumaila was then sentenced to death by stoning, a fate she could save herself from if she agreed to be sold off.
No action was taken against the alleged rapist, named locally as Khalil Ahmed.