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Two arrested over torture incidents

By Our Correspondent 2023-04-26
NAROWAL: The Sialkot police on Tuesday arrested two men in separate torture incidents in the district.

In the first incident, a suspect was arrested for tying a citizen with a rope, torturing him in the general market and making a video of it.

After the video went viral on social media, Inspector General of Police Dr Usman Anwar took notice and sought a report from District Police Officer Muhammad Hassan Iqbal who ordered the Motra Police Station to arrestthe suspect.

The suspect was later identified as Ismail Butt, a resident of Alu Mahar.

Ismail had tied the youth, Sikandar, a resident of Alu Mahar with a rope and tortured him with shoes in public and also made a video of the torture.

Khurram Shahzad, the spokesperson for the Sialkot police, said a first information police (FIR) had been registered against the suspect on complaint of Assistant Sub-Inspector Abid Mahmood.

DPO Iqbal ordered the police to take action against those also who had abetted the suspect in the torture case.Meanwhile, in another similar incident, a man was arrested on allegations of torturing his younger brother, tying him with a tree and unleashing a dog on him over a property dispute.

Muhammad Aslam, a resident of village Mehndipur tehsil of district Sialkot, called 15 saying his elder brother, Akram, was being tortured after being tied with a tree with an iron chain by an influential person.

The spokesperson for the Sialkot police said a mobile team of the police reached the spot and shifted the injured Akram to the Allama Iqbal Memorial Teaching Hospital with the help of Rescue 1122.

Shahzad said the suspect, Muhammad Munir, was the elder brother of Akram and Aslam. He added that the suspect was arrested within hours.

According to Akram`s complaint, Munir, his son Rizwan and wife Shamim, wanted to occupy his house. He alleged that Munir along with his son and wife came to his house, hit him on the head with an iron rod, tied him to a tree with a chain and tortured him.

He alleged his brother unleashed a dog on him, which bit him badly.