Rameez Makhdoomi /Farzana Mumtaz
Rabia Akthar daughter of late Ghulam Ahmad Gabroo , wife of Bilal Ahmad Bhat, age 35 year old resident of Downtown Srinagar Islamyarbal Mujahid Manzil has become yet another symbol of how our women are oppressed and example of tragedy inflicted by in-laws, hailing from downtown area of Tarabal Nawakadal .
According to relatives, after years of torture by in-laws she finally ended her life by jumping from Nawakadal bridge on September 6 and body was finally fished out on September 7 from Kharbagh , Batwani Ganderbal .
Niyaz Ahmad Gabroo the cousin of Rabia while speaking to NewsKashmir stated – “ Rabia throughout her married life of six years was tortured by her heartless in-laws be it her Husband, Brother in- law ,Sister in -law and Mother in Law all made her life hell .The situation especially worsened for her when she gave birth to girl child and was routinely badly abused, taunted and suffered atrocities from her in-laws. Even few days before suicide she was mistreated, and given inhumane treatment and had threatened her in-laws with suicide .Her heartless husband took her in his own vehicle virtually to suicide point and then informed us but told wrong location. Her husband Bilal Ahmad Bhat is no less than tyrant. ”
Niyaz Ahmad Adds- “Husband of Rabia has been arrested but we demand swift investigation and arrest of all from her torturous in-laws so that we get justice and example is made of such tyrants .”