Vigilante justice: Man beaten up, paraded ‘for visiting woman’

Published: May 8, 2012


A man in Chak No92-GB was beaten up, his face painted black and head shaved by people who caught him allegedly in front of the house of a woman they said he was seeing against her family’s wishes.

The mob, including some relatives of the woman, alleged that the man was caught trying to break into the house. Witnesses said he was brutally beaten up by the mob and paraded through the streets.

Ghulam Hussian, a neighbour, said the crowd abandoned the man in a street after he had fainted from the beating. He was later taken to Dijkot rural health centre by some villagers. From there, doctors referred him to the Allied Hospital in Faisalabad.

Medical officer Dr Ali Naqi told The Express Tribune that the man was given first aid and was now out of danger. He said there were bruises all over his body.

Meanwhile, Dijkot police have registered a rape case against him on a complaint by Anwarul Haq, an uncle of the woman he is accused of seeing.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 8th, 2012.

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