A man was beaten up and humiliated in Gojra City on Saturday by some relatives of a girl who accused him of pursuing an illicit affair.
Arshad told the media the relatives of Sharifaan* beat him for having an affair with her. He said his head, moustaches and eyebrows were shaved and he was beaten with rods until he fainted.
One of the girl’s relatives said Arshad had been harassing the girl and had been repeatedly warned to stop. He said Arshad kept calling her despite the warning. In the end, he said she agreed to meet him but informed the family instead.
Arshad said when he arrived for the meeting, Goga and Rehman and some others beat him up. He said some passer bys had intervened and saved him. He moved the judicial magistrate Gojra for medical examination and the court accepted his plea. He said he had asked the police to register his complaint but no case had been registered. Gojra City SHO Meher Muhammad Sarfaraz said some of the injuries were disputed in the medical examination report.
* Named changed
Published in The Express Tribune, August 12th, 2012.