This incident put to fore the anti-women fanaticism continuing in Pakistan. The victims were accused of shop-lifting by the mob. The incident happened at Bawa Chak area of Faisalabad.
A video of the plight of the four women went viral on social media in Pakistan.
In this video clip, the victims were seen to be pleading for cloth to cover their bodies, after they were stripped. But the inhuman Pakistani mob preferred to beat them with sticks instead of protecting the modesty of these poor women.
The tears of these women did not melt the fanatic male mob. The victims were paraded naked in streets for an hour. Ironically no Pakistani citizen at the spot protested or tried to intervene to stop the inhuman atrocity on the women.
Punjab Police of Pakistan had to take action when this video clip made rounds on social media. Five persons involved in the incident were arrested. A Fir was lodged at Millat Town Police Station.
According to reports, the victims were poor rag pickers, who had reached the Bawa Chak market in Faisalabad to collect waste. As they were thirsty they went inside the ‘Usman Electric Store’ asking for water. But the owner of the shop accused them of entering the shop with the plan to steal something. It is alleged that the shop owner and others at the place rounded them up. The mob stripped, dragged and beat the women through the market place. They also made videos of the women after stripping them. The victims complained that no one in the mob tried to stop the culprits to stop this atrocity.