LAHORE: A woman in Lahore was tortured, humiliated and her head was shaved by her husband after she allegedly refused to dance in front of his friends.
The woman, who identified herself as Asma Aziz, claimed in a video that her husband Mian Faisal and his friends beat her with pipes, shaved her head, hung her from the fan and threatened to strangle her when she refused to dance in front of them.
In the video, she goes on to say that her husband ripped off her clothes in the presence of his employees. “The employees held me down while he shaved off and burned my hair. My clothes were all bloody. I was tied with a pipe and he threatened to hang me naked from the fan.”
She further said that she was subjected to domestic violence routinely since she married Faisal four years ago.
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Asma added that she somehow managed to escape from the house the next day to the police station, where she was asked for money and not even given a registration slip against her complaint.
She was also refused medical treatment because the police repeatedly asked her for money in order to register an FIR.
After the video went viral, Inspectorate General Punjab (IGP) Amjad Javed Saleemi issued orders for immediate action and called for a report at the earliest.
Later in the day, Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari took to Twitter saying “Took notice and checked – my office was informed by SHO PS Kahna Lahore.”
She went on to say police have registered FIR and arrested both accused and booked under sections 337-v and 506. The husband is one of the arrested.