ARY broadcast journalist Ashfaque Satti suspended on Monday after his wife Nomaika alleged of domestic violence earlier in the day.
Based on Nomaika’s complaint, Karachi police registered an FIR against Satti under several sections including torture and issuing threats.
Satti’s 27-year-old wife, who is an ex-journalist, alleged that the ARY News journalist tried to kill her and assaulted her. Hours after the allegations, ARY News issued a statement on the matter.
“The ARY Management has taken serious notice on the allegations of domestic violence involving anchorperson Ashfaq Satti,” ARY News said on X (formerly Twitter). “He is hereby suspended
Nomaika alleged that Satti physically assaulted her and locked her in a room. He also allegedly took away their 1-year-old son away from her and tried to kill her.
Narrating the ordeal to another journalist, Nomaika said, “On Monday 22nd Jan My husband Ashfaque Satti beat me like an animal while character assassinating me… He grabbed me from my hair, dragged me across the floor repeatedly. He put the pillow on my face to stop me from breathing. He repeatedly said: ‘Tumhe Mar Kar Tumhari Laash Gaeb Kar Du Ga.’ ‘Aaj Tu marray Gi Yaha Mere Hath Sy.’”