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Hospital worker tortured patients and beat them with shoes in secret room

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A hospital security supervisor has been filming himself as he tortures patients at a hospital in Pakistan, police have revealed.

Zohaib Malik, who is a privately contracted security and maintenance supervisor, has been called the "mastermind" behind abuse carried out at Mayo Hospital in Lahore.

Leaked footage of the alleged torture was leaked onto social media, prompting police to take action.

It has now been revealed that the videos were filmed in a secret room on hospital premises.

Police have gathered evidence of the abuse over the last three months but Malik has been employed at the hospital for 10 years.

Malik would bring people to the room who he suspected of a crime, such as trespassing, stealing or misbehaving.

Speaking with VICE World News, Lahore city police superintendent Rizwan Tariq said: "You can say he used to act like a judge inside of his own courtroom.

"He would take the person and then he would question them. He would resort to violence if he did not get the answers he required."

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Tariq added that most of the people he tortured were from "low-income groups" and some were homeless, which is why no one has come forward regarding the abuse.

Police do not know why the incidents were filmed but believe it was for Malik’s entertainment.

In the leaked footage, Malik can be seen striking a man with a shoe while he is on the floor.

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In another video of the abuse, a man is having his hair yanked before Malik goes on to hit him several times.

Police suspect other staff have been involved in helping Malik with the abuse.

In the same interview with VICE World News, superintendent Tariq said: "The whole security apparatus of the hospital – all the people who were reporting to this man because he was a supervisor – would obviously have been a part of it, either willingly or unwillingly."

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As reported by 24NewHD TV, Mayo Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr Iftikhar has suspended Malik following the leak of the footage.

A three-member inquiry committee has also been set up to investigate the matter further.

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