NAROWAL: A man was arrested for torturing his minor son at village Kot Lakha Singh, after a video of the incident went viral on social media.

Mian Mazhar Hussain, a resident of Kot Lakha Singh, a village on the outskirts of Narowal, brutally tortured his 11-year-old son, Muhammad Arsalan, with a plastic pipe for coming home late after school.

The 6th class student kept crying, asking for forgiveness and calling his dead mother for help.

A video of the incident went viral showing Mazhar dragging the child on the ground by holding him from his hair. While the child was being tortured, other family members sat nearby and watched as spectators but no one came forward to the child’s rescue.

The locals said the child’s mother died three years ago and his father would often torture his son on different pretexts.

According to a police statement, District Police Officer Asad Sarfraz Khan took notice of the incident of violence and ordered the Ndoke station house officer to take action against the suspect.

The SHO registered a case and arrested the suspect. In the statement, the DPO said any kind of violence, especially on women and children, would not be tolerated.

Published in Dawn, August 8th, 2022

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