ISLAMABAD: As police launched an investigation into the harassment of Usman Mirza and his associates in Islamabad, some more gruesome details came to light.
According to a police challan filed in the court, the accused Mirza had tortured the couple and forced them to have sex with him. Geo.tv. Reported on Sunday. Dawn.com
Mirza’s six accomplices who have been accused of harassing and torturing the couple include Hafiz Ata-ur-Rehman, Farhan Shaheen, Idrees Qayyum Butt, Rehan Hassan Mughal, Umar Bilal and Mohib Bangash.
In her statement before the magistrate, the victim said that Mirza and the other accused threatened to gang-rape her if she refused to have sex with her friend.
The victim said she was forced to dance nude in front of Mirza and her companions, adding that she was beaten when she refused.
“He slapped me and forced me to walk naked in front of my friends,” Challan was quoted as saying.
The victim said that after recording the couple, the accused blackmailed the couple and received Rs. 12 lakh from the man on various occasions.
Golra police station sub-inspector Asim Ghaffar said he lodged a complaint with the police against the accused after watching a sexually explicit video on his mobile phone.
Golra police sub-inspector Asim Ghaffar lodged a complaint with the police against the accused after watching the objectionable video on his mobile phone.
According to the challan details, Mirza took Rs 600,000 while Umar Bilal extorted Rs 150,000 from the man. Mohib Bangash received Rs. 125,000, Rehan Hussain Mughal Rs. 100,000 and the remaining Rs. 50,000.
Mirza was arrested in July after a video of a young couple being attacked and tortured sparked outrage across Pakistani Twitter, with #ArrestUsmanMirza appearing in the top trends.
Within hours of the video going viral, Islamabad police arrested Mirza and registered an FIR in the case.
In the disturbing video, Mirza can be seen torturing and abusing a young couple in a room full of other men. Old videos showing the accused’s weapons have also surfaced.
Mirza is allegedly a property dealer.
The IG Islamabad himself followed up the investigation into the crime.