Court rejects bail of man who tortured wife, shaved her head 


LAHORE: A magisterial court on Monday dismissed bail applications of two men who were arrested for allegedly torturing one of the suspects’ wife over her refusal to dance for their entertainment.

Judicial Magistrate Shahid Zia rejected the applications of Faisal and Rashid seeking their release on bail. The applicants contended before the court through their lawyer that the case they were facing was a bailable offence and pleaded to the judicial officer to grant them bail.

Last month, the incident of domestic abuse came to the fore as a video showing the victim went viral on social media. Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi and Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari had taken notice of the incident and ordered immediate action against the culprits.

Kahna police registered an FIR against the two arrested accused under Sections 337-v and 506 of the PPC. One of the arrested men was the woman’s husband, Faisal. In the video, the woman, Asma Aziz, shared her horrific ordeal, saying he had always beaten her but this time he even shaved her hair off with the help of his employees.

“Somehow I managed to escape the house the next day and approached the police station”, Asma said and alleged she was asked for a bribe by the on-duty policemen for registration of her case.