Man Has Eyes Gouged Out with Spoon by Family For Wanting to Marry His Choice of Bride
Awful, awful story.
There are photos on the page, but most of them (or all?) are blurred out.
WARNING – DISTRESSING CONTENT: Abdul Baqi, 22, was tied to a bed and brutally attacked by his dad and four brothers in the horrifying incident in Pakistan’s Balochistan province
What should have been one of the happiest days of a love-struck man’s life turned to tragedy when his father and brothers gouged his eyes out for wanting to marry a woman of his choice.
Abdul Baqi, from Nasirabad village in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, on Saturday expressed his desire to his family that he wants to marry a girl he was in relationship with.
The 22-year-old asked the family to take an engagement proposal to the girl’s house.
But the news did not go down well with his father and brothers.
His 70-year-old father Dost Muhammmad and four brothers – Abdul Ghani, Abdul Sattar, Abdul Rehman and Abdul Karim – held him in a room and gouged out his eyes of their sockets.
They locked his mother in another room so that she could not intervene and save her son.
Baqi, who is currently admitted in Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre in Karachi, said: “I requested my father and brothers that I want to marry a girl I have been in relationship with.
“My father agreed first. But, three hours later I was taken to a room by my father and four brothers where they tied me to a bed and started taking out my eyes.
“I kept shouting at them what were they doing? But they didn’t listen to my pleas.”
Narrating the tragic incident, Baqi said: “My father used the back of a spoon to take out my first eye. I saw my eye dangling out of the socket.
“He then used a knife to cut the veins.
“When they removed my first eye, I requested them to leave me now. But they didn’t listen to me at all and removed the other one as well.
[He was later taken to the hospital by other siblings of his, but the doctors said they cannot save his eyes; he will remain blind]