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Monday Aug 08 2022
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Karachi security guard arrested for slapping, kicking woman outside apartment building

A screengrab from CCTV footage of a guard slapping a woman in Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Karachi. Photo: Screengrab/ Twitter
A screengrab from CCTV footage of a guard slapping a woman in Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Karachi. Photo: Screengrab/ Twitter

  • Karachi guard beats up woman outside apartment building in Gulistan-e-Jauhar.
  • Sindh CM Murad Ali Shah takes notice of incident.
  • Guard taken into custody, inquiry initiated.


KARACHI: The police arrested a security guard for beating up a woman outside an apartment building in the metropolis' Gulistan-e-Jauhar area after a video of the incident was widely circulated on social media.

Closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera footage of the incident shows the man arguing with the woman just before slapping her.

The woman fell to the ground and kept trying to get up, but the guard kicked her in the face, the footage showed.

The violent incident is from two days ago. Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah took notice of the incident Monday and gave instructions to take immediate action against the guard.

"How did the guard have the audacity to raise his hands at the woman and be violent?" the Sindh CM questioned. 

An inquiry has been initiated and the guard has been taken into custody.

'I am pregnant'

In the first information report, the woman identified as Sana, said she works as a maid at Noman Grand City situated in Gulistan-e-Jauhar block 17.

At 3am on August 5, she asked her son, Sohail, to deliver food to her. However, when he tried to enter the apartment's premises, the union's office bearers — Abdul Nasir, Adil Khan, and Mahmood Khalil — prohibited him from entering.

"When I came down to inquire, Adil got angry and started abusing me. Then, he asked the security guard to beat me. I am 5-6 months pregnant. When he hit me, I became unconscious due to the pain."

The police have registered the FIR under Sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 337Ai (Engaging in any act with the intention of causing hurt to any person), and 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty).