Police arrest accused in young couple assault, torture case

By Uzma Zafar

ISLAMABAD: Four accused, including the gang leader Usman Mirza have been arrested by the Islamabad Police after a video of him brutally assaulting a young woman and man started circulating on social media.
IGP Islamabad Qazi Jamil-ur-Rehman has taken serious notice of the incident and constituted a special investigation team under the supervision of SSP Investigation Islamabad to probe the matter thoroughly. The team comprises SP Sadar Farooq Amjad Farooq Buttar, SDPO Sadar, SHO Golra, and investigation officer. IGP has directed the team to utilize modern technology to reach the facts and bring the culprits to justice.
The three accused who have been arrested in connection with the case include Muhammad Usman son of Muhammad Ibrar, resident of house 739, street 75 sector I-8 Islamabad; Hafiz ur Rehman and Farhan Shaheen Awan.
The accused were presented before a court of law on Wednesday to get their physical remand. The police are striving for the arrest of other accused in the case. IGP appreciated team for prompt action against the accused, said the officials.
In an update on the case, PTI MNA Maleeka Bokhari tweeted that the Islamabad IG is leading the investigation.
“I have received numerous messages of women feeling unsafe and angry. The State is here to protect you & will not spare such barbarians,” Bokhari wrote.