Seven held for torturing robbers in Mansehra

Published August 9, 2020
The mob, according to witnesses, first stripped both robbers off and then severely beat them up. — AFP/File
The mob, according to witnesses, first stripped both robbers off and then severely beat them up. — AFP/File

MANSEHRA: The police on Saturday arrested seven people after a video went viral on social media in which they were seen stripping two young robbers and torturing them publicly.

“Seven members of a mob who stripped the robbers and tortured them in public have been arrested,” district police officer Sadiq Baloch said in a statement issued here.

He said a team led by DSP Shinkiari Tahir Khan along with SHO Battle raided the houses of the accused and arrested them.

According to witnesses, the two youngsters were captured by a group of people after they stole tyres from a shop in Battle area.

The mob, according to witnesses, first stripped both of them off and then severely beat them up. They said the enraged people also took the victims to the police station and got an FIR registered against them.

The Battle police said raids were being made to arrest rest of the people.

Meanwhile, two people were killed when an oil tanker plunged into a ravine in Ranowali area of Lower Kohistan on Saturday.

The oil tanker was on way to Gilgit-Baltistan from Rawalpindi.

The locals retrieved the injured and shifted them to the nearby hospital where doctors pronounced both of them dead.

The victims were identified as Ziaullah Haq and Mohammad Zeb.

Published in Dawn, August 9th, 2020

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