The woman, who identified herself as Asma Aziz, claimed in a video that her husband Mian Faisal and his friends beat her with pipes, shaved her head, and threatened to strangle her when she refused to dance in front of them.
In the video, Asma said her husband had the house help hold her down, while he shaved her hair and set it on fire. She also said she was beaten routinely by her husband whom she had married four years ago.
Asma added that she somehow managed to escape from the house the next day to the police station, where she was asked for money and not even given a registration slip against her complaint.
She was also refused medical treatment as the police kept asking her for money.
Asma further appealed to the public to help her out as she had no one to look out for her. Both of her parents are dead, she added.
Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi has taken notice of the incident and ordered IGP Punjab to submit a report.
Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi tweeted that:
I have asked IG Punjab to furnish report of incidence of Women under assault by her husband in DHA Lahore. I have further directed to ensure safety & medical facilities to her. State is all Aware to protect our daughters & sisters from toxic relationships. Zero tolerance IA
— Shehryar Afridi (@ShehryarAfridi1) March 27, 2019
Meanwhile, police have arrested the husband and another suspect in the case.