Inhuman Treatment of In- Laws Forced Rabia Akthar to Commit suicide : Relatives

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 .”