The incident happened when neighbors saw Awais using a flex for laying down on the floor of his room. Literature mentioned on the flex is still unreported. Imam Mosiq was informed of the act by people who saw Awais.
On the call of Imam Mosiq a mob gathered and started protesting and shouting. During the protests, the angry mob caught Rukhsana wife of Awais and sister in law Farhana, shaved their heads and made them tour the village after painting their faces black.