KHAIRPUR: A woman and a man were paraded naked by the Khairpur Police on July 27 on allegations of “intent of adultery” while onlookers recorded videos with their cell phones, reported BBC Urdu on Saturday.
The police, who were witnesses to the case themselves, have remained unavailable to comment.
According to the case registered for the incident, “the police received a tip-off about a man named Mumtaz Hussain Mir Beher who had called on two women for adultery. When the police reached his house, they found him sitting with two women in his arms. No other witnesses were present at the moment, so the two police officials present were taken as witnesses to the case,” as quoted by the BBC Urdu report.
As the officers paraded the man and the women through the streets, eyewitnesses speaking to BBC Urdu said that they had told the SHO that he was not doing the right thing. As if acknowledging the protest, the officer made the naked woman sit in the police van and paraded the man up to the police station.
Witnesses added that the second woman was fully dressed.
The report added that Beher was a local dealer and has been released on bail, while the two women are in Larkana Jail.
However, Beher alleged the police were conspiring against him and had meted him injustice. He added that he has filed a petition against the incident in the Sindh High Court which has been admitted to be heard on August 8.