A local landlord brutally tortured farmers in Shujabad Tehsil, Express News reported on Tuesday.
Reportedly, farmers Abdul Ghafoor, Zahoor and Shakoor were constructing a wall in Jhok Musa adjacent to local landlord Muhammad Ameen’s house. However, Ameen had reservations over the constructions as he believed that it occupied a part of his land.
In a fit of rage, the landlord and his accomplices, identified as Muhammad Naseem, Muhammad Asif and Jaffar, barged into the home of the farmers and brutally tortured them and the women present.
The accused allegedly tore the women’s clothes and dragged them by their hair. The culprits also beat the men with wooden sticks, inflicting severe injuries. After witnessing the brutality, residents called the police in order to control the situation. Officials reached the scene but the accused managed to escape. The injured were shifted to Shujabad Tehsil Headquarter Hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, City Police Station SHO Zafar said that the police have taken two suspects into custody. He added that the police were conducting raids to arrest the accused landlord and his accomplices. Further investigations were under way.
Earlier, a landlord tortured a tenant in Sargodha.
Police said Muhammad Riaz’s buffalo had wandered in to landlord Irshad Ashraf’s fields. The landlord was enraged and decided to teach Riaz a lesson. He asked his brothers Naveed and Asghar and six other men to bring Riaz to his dera. They allegedly blindfolded him, forced him to swallow some poison, pulled out his nails with pliers, chopped off one of his ears and broke both his legs.
When Riaz fell unconscious, the landlord and his accomplices threw him outside his home and fled the scene.
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