June 14th, 2021
Gujranwala police on Sunday, June 13, arrested one Usman Arshad for brutally thrashing his wife. The accused was presented before a local court and was handed over to the police on remand for one day.
The wife of the accused had filed a complaint with the police against him last week. While investigating her claim, police managed to obtain CCTV footage of the accused beating his wife with a shoe and pulling at her hair while the woman pleaded with him to stop.
Arshad hails from a business family based in Gujranwala. He has been married to the complainant for the last eight years and has three children with her. In the footage of the assault, the couple’s distressed children can be seen trying in vain to protect their mother.
According to the complainant, following this recent beating, Arshad also tried to strangulate her and threatened to shoot her by pointing a pistol at her. According to the domestic abuse survivor’s family, the accused had a habit of beating his wife frequently over petty things. They also said the woman is under treatment at a hospital for severe injuries sustained by Arshad’s beating.
The survivor’s family has also alleged that the accused is using his influence and contacts to get away with criminal charges.