A young Pakistani man is blind for life after both of his eyes were gouged out with a spoon in a dreadful attack carried out by his father and brothers because he wanted to marry a girl of his choice.
The attack reportedly occurred on Saturday after the 22-year-old Abdul Baqi from Nasirabad village in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, held a meeting with his family and told them he wanted to propose to his girlfriend.
Shortly after the meeting, his request enraged his 70-year-old father Dost Muhammmad and four brothers –Abdul Ghani, Abdul Sattar, Abdul Rehman and Abdul Karim who then held him in a room and gouged his eyes of their sockets.
According to Mail Online, Baqi’s mother was locked up in another room so she could not intervene and save her son during the horrific attack.
Mr. 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.
‘After they finished, I pleaded to them to please kill me now but they replied they want me be an example for other boys in the village.’
Before: The 22-year-old is pictured before the horrendous attack by his brothers and father
His brother Abdul Gaffar, 24, who wasn’t at home during the attack was informed by neighbours of the incident,
According to him, ‘I was not at home when the incident happened. I received a call from my neighbour that something is wrong at your home.’
‘I immediately rushed home and I was shocked to see my brother crying in pain.
‘We had no money at home. Some friends and neighbours helped us with 35,000 rupee (£224).
‘We took him to a hospital in Quetta where doctors told us that if we immediately take him to Karachi, may be his one eye can be saved. But doctors at Jinnah Hospital in Karachi told us he won’t be able to see again.’
Local news reports that the incident has been reported to police, and his father and two of the brothers have been arrested, while his remaining brothers are still on the run.