Woman accuses cops of assault

Police spokesperson confirms inquiry against officials

Jalaldin Bhatti April 23, 2024


A woman employee of the health department has accused two police officials of assaulting her.

The Bahawalpur police spokesperson said an inquiry is being conducted on the woman's complaint. “If any proof is found of a police officer having exceeded his authority, disciplinary action will be taken against him,” he added.

The employee of the health department in Ahmadpur East said while addressing a news conference at the Bahawalpur Press Club that police officers, including Abdullah, had arrested her and her husband on August 6 last year at gunpoint and subjected them to sexual and physical violence in the CIA police office.

The woman alleged that police officers had subjected her to electric shocks due to which she had suffered miscarriage.

When she regained consciousness, she saw Rescue 1122 personnel giving her medical aid.

The woman claimed that the police had registered a false case against her despite receiving Rs1 million from her husband. She said a court had acquitted her from then case.

Some employees of the Islamia University, speaking on the condition of anonymity, also alleged that the officials had taken them to the office, tortured and stripped them while recording their videos to blackmail them into keeping mum about their ordeal.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 23rd, 2024.


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