SUKKUR: A reporter of a private Sindhi TV channel was held hostage and subjected to severe torture by a group of villagers when he was covering a story about theft of electricity in Mohammad Thaheem village in Pannu Aqil taluka on Wednesday.

Sources said that enraged people held the reporter Rustam Indhar hostage after tying him with a rope, subjected him to torture and humiliated him in punishment for filming the power theft in the village.

He was finally rescued by his colleagues after two hours when they news about his detention reached them. They brought him to taluka hospital where he was provided treatment, said the sources.

Published in Dawn, September 21st, 2023

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