KARACHI: Two suspects were rounded up on Wednesday after a video which went viral on social and electronic media showing a woman allegedly caught for stealing valuables from a shopping centre in Karachi being beaten by a man under the garb of a police uniform.
The woman was caught by people after she allegedly stole some valuables from Gulf Shopping Centre in Clifton on October 22. Later she was shifted to Women Police Station in Saddar after a case was registered against her at Clifton Police Station.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah directed IGP Sindh to conduct an inquiry about the incident.
The police officials said that the suspect, who was under the garb of a police uniform and thrashing a woman, was not a cop but was just wearing a uniform.
The police later raided the shopping centre and arrested the two suspects allegedly involved in the incident.
A key suspect, namely Akbar, is one of the two detainees under the police custody while further investigation is under way.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 29th, 2015.