Pakistan arrested 10 for flogging transgender woman
- 14.11.2016, 14:50,
- Accident » Accident. Main
Ten people have been arrested and accused of flogging a transgender woman and posting a video of the abuse on social media, ABC News.
Incident took place on Monday in the eastern city of Sialkot after a video of the flogging was shared thousands of times on social media, according to police official Iqbal Sindhu.
The video features the gang leader pinning the woman face down on a bed with his foot and beating her with what appears to be a leather belt. At one point, while another gang member continues the flogging, the leader places his foot on the victim's neck and twists her arms.
Police chief Abid Khan said five of those arrested have been charged with torture and extortion, while the other five are under investigation.
The alleged gang leader, who identified himself as Jajja, told Dunya News that he was friends with the victim.
"I was punishing him because he didn't refrain from his bad habits, which I pointed out to him several times," he said in an interview conducted while he was in police custody.