FAISALABAD: A landlord brutally tortured a farmer in Chak No. 9, Shamali, Bhalwal tehsil of Sargodha, cutting off his ear besides inflicting other horrific injuries on him.
Annoyed that 52-year-old farmer Muhammad Riaz’s buffalo had entered his field and grazed his crop, landlord Irshad decided to teach him a lesson.
On Saturday, Irshad ordered his brothers Naveed and Asghar and six other men to bring Riaz to his dera.
There, they blindfolded Riaz, forced him to swallow poisonous chemicals, pulled out his nails with pliers, cut off his ear with a knife, and broke his legs with sticks.
The victim was admitted to the Sargodha district hadquarters hospital in a serious condition.
SHO Saddar Muhammad Akram told The Express Tribune that Ulfat Hussain, the farmer’s cousin, had filed a complaint and police were waiting for the medico-legal certificate from the hospital to book the landlord and his accomplices.
He added that three of the accused, Naveed, Asghar and Sajjad had already been taken into custody.
The complainant told the police that his cousin was crying for help but no villager dared to rescue him.
When Riaz fell unconscious, the landlord and his accomplices threw him outside his house and threatened his family that they would kill them all if they informed the police about it.
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