Faiza Nawaz, a police constable who was ‘violently slapped’ by a lawyer last week, on Sunday announced her resignation in a video message, saying she was disillusioned with her own department for its failure to stand by her.
In a statement, Constable Faiza Nawaz said she was “really really fed up with this unjust, tyrannical, and cruel system, therefore I’m resigning from my service”.
She said: “I can’t face the powerful world mafia [alone].”
She also expressed regret over what she described as the “complicity of her own colleagues [with the accused]” in filling a “legally flawed First Information Report (FIR)”.
She also said that she was very disturbed by the Ferozawala lawyer fraternity’s show of support for the advocate who assaulted her. Adding that she had become disillusioned with “the system” and did not believe that justice would be served.
“I’m fed up with this system, I don’t understand whether I should commit suicide or die, I’m really, mentally depressed because I’m worried about my respect [and] future,” she said.
“I can’t see myself getting justice in this case… lawyers supportive of their colleague are engaging in my character assassination,” Faiza said in the statement, indicating that the report filed against Mukhtar was “weakened by the people of my own department”.
“I felt honoured to join the department police and be in this job because I wanted to serve the people and get justice for women. However, I’m saddened that I still did not get any justice,” she went on to add.
The video came a day after accused Ahmed Mukhtar was released on bail owing to his name being misspelt in the FIR. He was accused of “violently slapping” the constable after she told him to not park his car at a checkpoint.
Social activist Farzana Bari said that it was not only Constable Nawaz but the working woman of this country who had been dealt a slap on her face.
Advocate Ahmed Mukhtar, on the other hand, has refuted Constable Faiza’s claim of him having slapped her. He said that he was deliberately being implicated in a case he had nothing to do with.