Girl tied to tree and beaten in open court in Afghan Province (Video) Brought before a council tribunal the father and daughter were then reportedly beaten in public by the head of the development council In a telephonic interview with TOLOnews, Assadullah Khurram, a member of Sar-e-Pul provincial council on Friday reported that a young girl and her father were beaten up by the head of the development council of Balkhab district in Toghi village after being accused of robbery. The video showed a woman with her father tied to a tree receiving lashes after a fortuneteller pointed at them when he was reached by victims of apparent theft. 1TV, Aug. 14, 2015 According to Khurram, the person who claimed his house had been robbed consulted a fortune teller who accused the man and his daughter of being involved in the crime. Brought before a council tribunal the father and daughter were then reportedly beaten in public by the head of the development council. Khurram stated that the head of the development council is now in police custody, however security officials so far have not commented on the incident.