Security guard arrested for beating pregnant woman in Karachi
A private security guard was arrested on charges of beating a pregnant woman after CCTV footage of the incident went viral on social media.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah ordered the arrest of the accused after the CCTV footage of the incident went viral on social media.
SSP (East) Syed Abdul Rahim Shirazi said that ‘the police have taken action on the video that went viral on social media in which a woman can be seen being tortured by a security guard of a private housing society’.
He said that the guard, identified as Daud, was arrested in Noman Grand City, an apartment complex in Gulistan-i-Jauhar.
An FIR (745/2002) was lodged on the complaint of the victim woman, against security guard under Sections 337 (Shajjah), 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) of the Pakistan Penal Code.
On the night of Aug 5, she said, her son, Sohail, had come at the reception of the complex to give her food but Abdul Nasir, Adil Khan, Mehmood Khalil and others of the flat union did not allow him to go to the flat. Upon which, she came downstairs and asked as to why they were not allowing her son. This enraged Adil, who started using swear words against her and then asked security guard Daud to beat her. The guard slapped her and then kicked her when she fell.
The victim said in the FIR that ‘I am 5 to 6 months pregnant, I felt severe pain and became unconscious’.
The complainant stated in the FIR that she works as a domestic worker in a flat in an apartment complex.
The video of the incident went viral on social media after which Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah took notice and directed the city police chief to immediately arrest the person who dared to attack an innocent woman.