A man was arrested by Karachi police Thursday after a video of him beating his own daughter on a street went viral on the internet.
The man, identified as Dildar Bhatti, had been seen beating his daughter on a narrow street in the Gulbahar area of the city with a steel spoon. The 15-year-old girl was heard telling him she was getting hurt but the father continued to hit her.
Dildar has told police that hitting his daughter outside their home was a mistake. He said he demonstrated “strictness” because his daughter doesn’t want to take a “wrong step.”
Central SSP Arif Rao Aslam told media sources that if the family doesn’t come forward to lodge an FIR, the police would themselves file a case against Dildar.