A man along with his companions allegedly kidnapped a waiter and brutally assaulted him for not serving the accused a glass of drink during a ceremony in Arifwala on Saturday.
Reportedly, the victim was stripped and hung from a tree after being chained. Footage of the incident was also made public.
According to details, the incident took place in the village of Malike Taro, where a feudal lord named Shahbaz Jutt was angry with the waiter Saeed Ahmed for not serving him a glass of drink at a party.
The accused abducted the waiter and tortured him by hanging him upside down from a tree. The footage of the incident revealed chains were tied around the hands and feet of the half-naked waiter.
Chowki Fareedkot police rescued the abductee in the early hours of the day while the accused managed to flee. Police registered a case against the accused. A protest sparked in the area after police’s failure to arrest the accused on time.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 12th, 2020.
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