Two men allegedly physically assaulted to ‘settle scores’

Seven suspects shaved victim’s head


Our Correspondent July 15, 2021

CHAK JHUMRA:

Two men were allegedly tortured by seven suspects in Chak Jhumra. The suspects shaved the head of the victims.

As per the police report, Muhammad Bilal Hussain, a resident of 248 RB, Bismillahpur registered a case stating that Muhammad Ramzan, Ali Haider, Abbas Gul, Muzammil Raza and others are his relatives and he works as a labourer to feed my children.

Hussain said, “On July 13, at 4:00 pm, I went with Muhammad Ali to see one of my relatives where the suspects detained me and Muhammad Ali and tortured me over an old grudge. Later, the suspects grabbed me and shaved my head with a razor. The people from the neighbourhood gathered and the suspects fled after threatening me.”

Police registered case number 1060/21 against the seven suspects under different sections of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) including 147(Punishment for rioting), 149 (Every member of unlawful assembly guilty of an offence committed in prosecution of common object), and 337-V(Arsh for hair).

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Police have also started conducting raids to arrest the suspects. Earlier this year in April, police have registered a case against seven butchers on charges of torturing and recording a video of differently-abled youth and making it viral on social media.

Police said the suspects including Abu Bakar, Abu Sufiyan, Sher alias Sheera, Allahyar and seven others had set up butcher shops in Mohalla Rasoolpura, Tandlianwala where they tortured a 17-year-old differently-abled Mohsin Raza alias Toti Malang. They tied his hands and feet to a pole on suspicion of theft while they tortured him and made a video that went viral on social media.

Imran said, “I had sent my brother Mohsin to get yoghurt at the time of Sehri when they allegedly molested my brother. The suspects tied him to a power pole and tortured him.

The victim's brother demanded that the police officers to arrest the suspects immediately. The named suspects attacked and vandalised the plaintiff, Imran Raza Hashmi's house and threatened to kill him if he does withdraw the case.

After the video of the torture of the accused went viral on social media, the police registered a case against the suspects under different sections of PPC including 147(Punishment for rioting), 149(Every member of unlawful assembly guilty of the offence committed in prosecution of common object), 342(Punishment for wrongful confinement), 355(Assault or criminal force with intent to dishonour person).

Published in The Express Tribune, July 15th, 2021.

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