Four women were beaten and stripped naked in broad daylight by shopkeepers in a Faisalabad market on Tuesday. The shopkeepers accused the women on stealing valuables from their shop as they resorted to beating and stripping them naked in public in the market.
According to the details, the four women went to the area for garbage picking and entered a store to drink water, but the store owner, Saddam, accused the women of shoplifting from his store and detained them on the spot. However, more people gathered there and took the four women outside and stripped them naked while making a video.
Although, many people have pointed out that the women stripped naked on their own to pin this on other people and get out of a bad situation.
According to the Millat Town Police Station, the authorities have arrested five people, including owner of the store, Saddam, Faisal, Zaheer Anwar and Faqir Hussain and registered a First Information Report (FIR) against several more unidentified people under sections 354 A-509-147-149 TP.
فیصل آباد پولیس نے رات 2 ملزمان کو گرفتار کرلیا تھا، مزید کاروائی کرکے پانچوں ملزمان کو گرفتار کر لیا گیا ہے۔اس واقعہ کی دیگر تمام پہلوؤں سے بھی تفتیش کی جا رہی ہے۔— Punjab Police Official (@OfficialDPRPP) December 7, 2021
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The video of the Faisalabad Incident has gone viral on social media and shows several men descend on the four women as they cry out for mercy. The four women, including one teenager, are forced to walk naked through the Faisalabad market. The women request the people surrounding them to let them cover up but instead they are beaten by the crowd with sticks.
“They continued to beat us for around an hour and made our videos in naked condition,” the complainant said in the First Information Report (FIR). However, there were some people who tries to free the victims but failed because of the heavy crowd.
Moreover, the Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar has taken notice of the incident and sought a report from RPO Faisalabad on the incident while directing serious action against the culprits.