Actor Srha Asghar filed an FIR against a man who assaulted her outside her Karachi home on the night of August 1, it has recently been learnt.
Asghar filed the case under sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 452 (house trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint) of the Pakistan Penal Code. The charges carry a collective maximum imprisonment of seven years as well as fines.
The case was filed on the night of August 1 at the Sharae Faisal police station by Asghar. In her petition, a copy of which is available with Images, she said a man followed her from a nearby market to her home on Rashid Minhas Road at around 10:50pm. “This unknown man started following me, catcalling and got till my doorstep,” she said. He then assaulted her, during which her clothes were torn.
Asghar explained in the FIR that she rang the bell, alerting her husband, Omar Murtaza, who came out. She immediately ran inside the house while neighbours gathered, hearing the commotion from the ensuing scuffle.
After some questioning, they learnt that the man’s name was Asim and presented him to the police for arrest.
Asghar shared a post on her Instagram account on Friday, telling the media to stop asking her and her husband for interviews.
“I want every media person to stop messaging me about the incident, shame on them for calling me and my husband continuously for an interview for your ratings! And shame on the news channel who attached all the personal info with the incident! We are safe Alhumdullilah!” she wrote.