Uzma Khan withdraws case against women who assaulted her

A week after lodging a first information report (FIR) against three women for assault and torture, actor Uzma Khan on Tuesday withdrew the case leaving her supporters in despair. Uzma submitted an application to Defence C Police, saying the case she had gotten registered last week was lodged “on basis of a misunderstanding” and she no longer wants to pursue it.

Her sister, Huma, in her separate statement recorded the suspects nominated in the FIR are “innocent” and added that the injuries she was seen to have sustained in social media videos were caused by broken “glass from [a] table”.

The controversy began earlier this week, after video clips showing violence being carried out on Uzma and her sister Huma Khan, went viral on social media. The clips sparked outrage and calls for justice, after which Uzma accused the daughters of property tycoon Malik Riaz Hussain of storming a house in Lahore’s DHA, with at least 15 unidentified armed men and torturing her and her sister.

Source: Dawn