‘Psychopath cult follower’ arrested for making torture videos of wife

Suspect told police he received ‘tasks’ from his ‘organisation’ via email

Our Correpondent May 24, 2024


Women police on Friday arrested a ‘psychopath cult follower’ and rescued his wife and four children from harrowing abuse and torture.

District Central Women Police Station SHO Iram Amjad said that the suspect Tahir Abbas has confessed to being part of an international cult.

During questioning, Tahir told the police that the cult order used to give him tasks on email. These tasks included doing evil things to his wife and children and making the videos of abuse and torture.

SHO Iram said she has seen marks of injuries and bruises on Tahir’s wife.

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The officer said the victim opened up about the ordeal when she came to know that her husband's next target was their daughter.

Tahir’s cult has given him the task to make video of him physically and sexualy torturing his own daughter.

Tahir's wife managed to contact her sister, who reached women police station for help leading to his arrest and rescue of the victims.

 According to the SHO, initial investigation suggest that Tahir has been committing sexual harassment, torture and other shameful acts at the behest of his secret organization. She said the police received a complaint against him from the victim's sister, on which the police took immediate action. Police have registered a case against accused Tahir and seized his laptop and other items for investigation.

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The arrested accused is being further interrogated in this regard.

Physical remand

In the Karachi City Court, Judicial Magistrate Central, Madad Ali Khoso, granted police a five-day physical remand of the man accused of torturing his wife and making obscene videos.

The police produced the arrested accused Tahir Abbas before the court.

The Investigating Officer (IO) requested the court to grant remand, citing the need to further interrogate the accused

due to the serious allegations made by the complainant and the recovery of the said videos.

During the hearing, Tahir’s ex-wife appeared in court, revealing that she too had suffered abuse and torture from the accused. She also claimed that the accused was affiliated with a secret cult.

In response, the accused maintained that all allegations against him were baseless, and in fact his wife's activities were suspicious.

The defence lawyer argued that if there are allegations of violence, the wife and daughter should undergo a medical examination. The investigator did not tell the court that the videos were found.

The court granted the police a five-day physical remand of the accused, directing them to submit a progress report at the next hearing. A case was registered against the accused by his wife, police stated.


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