A Northampton County man is facing numerous charges after police said he tied his sister down and tried to choke her.
According to police documents, Adeel Mazhar convinced his 18-year-old sister to leave her Jersey City, N.J., home and return with him to Pennsylvania.
After they arrived at his home on Monday, Sehar Mazhar said Mazhar, 26, of 4107 Juniper Dr. in Bethlehem Township, dragged her down a flight of steps to the basement and choked her until she became unresponsive, police said. She also told police he tried to smother her with his hand, and then tied her with scarves to a bed.
She was able to get free and ran outside for help. Two witnesses saw her run screaming from the house at little after 2 p.m., with a restraint still tied to her leg, police said.
One of those witnesses was in a car, where Sehar grabbed him through the window screaming for help and Mazhar tried to drag her away from the car, according to police. Adeel Mazhar fled the area.
Through a search warrant police found a bed in the basement with scarves still knotted and tied to some of the corners.
Mazhar admitted to police he tied his sister to the bed.
Mazhar was arraigned on charges of unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, aggravated assault and simple assault. He was committed to the Northampton County Prison on $75,000 bail.