A 17-year-old married girl was publicly whipped by the Taliban in Pakistan’s restive Swat valley for allegedly having an affair, an incident which sent shock waves across the country with the rights groups slamming government for its recent peace deal with militants in the region.
The burqa-clad girl was forced to lie on the ground on her stomach and flogged publically, showed a video footage, apparently shot with a mobile phone camera, which was being aired by the Pakistani TV channels.
The grainy footage showed one militant holding her feet and another her head while a third one was seen whipping her as the girl pleaded for mercy.
The private Geo TV reported that the incident took place in Kabal area of the valley six months ago.
It quoted local people as saying that the girl was punished for having illicit relations.