Dubai: Pakistan husband and his friend who is accused of beating his wife and shaving her head, have been handed over to the police on four-day physical remand a day after their arrests.
According to Lahore police, the two accused were into custody after Asma Azi alleged in a video message that her husband beat her and shaved her head for refusing to dance in front of his friends.
According to the First Information Report, the woman’s husband of four years and his friends had stripped her naked, beaten her with pipes and shaved her head over her refusal to dance for them.
The Investigation Officer told the judge at a district Model Town court on Thursday that the husband had admitted to shaving his wife’s head, according to media reports.
The incident came to light after the wife with shaved head posted her video on social medial appealing for justice from authorities and seeking help from the public.
Reacting to the alleged incident of torture, the Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP), Amjad Javed Saleemi, on Wednesday, ordered immediate action against the accused.
The woman, who identified herself as Asma Aziz, claimed her husband, Mian Faisal, also threatened to strangle her when she refused to dance in front of them.