Man remanded into police custody for torturing ex-wife – 21 Mar 2023

Judge says no forgiveness on domestic violence

Civil Judge Mubashir Hussain Awan has granted the Rawalpindi police a four-day physical remand of a man arrested on charges of torturing his wife after she decided to tie the knot with a man.

Muhammad Zahid has been accused of brutally torturing his former wife, filming it, and posting it on social media.

The court also ordered submission of the identification parade report and the recovered instruments of violence after completing the investigation by March 24. During the hearing, the accused prayed to the court for pardon but the judge remarked that there was no forgiveness for domestic violence.

Earlier, the New Town police opened an investigation and arrested the man after a video of his gruesome torture went viral on social media.

According to the police, the accused also admitted to the crime at the police station and sought an apology from the victim.

The police had summoned the suspect’s wife in response to his request for a pardon.

In the video, the man can be seen brutally torturing his wife as their children scream in panic.

Moreover, a member of the man’s family can be also spotted sitting idle and observing the torture.

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