Pak police release 155 suspects arrested in sexual assault of YouTuber girl

PTI, Sep 7, 2021, 12:19 PM IST

Lahore: Police have released 155 suspects, arrested for their alleged involvement in the sexual assault of a YouTuber girl on Independence Day at the historic Minar-i-Pakistan, after the victim and her team members could not recognise them during an identification parade, a Punjab government official said on Tuesday.

The incident, which sparked nationwide outrage and drew international condemnation, took place on August 14 when hundreds of youngsters were celebrating Pakistan”s Independence Day at Azadi Chowk near Minar-i-Pakistan in Lahore.

In viral videos circulated on social media, hundreds of young men can be seen throwing the girl in the air for fun, dragging her, tearing her clothes and molesting her.

Politicians from all parties and members of civil society have strongly condemned what many of them called “sexual terrorism”. Lahore Police had registered a case against 400 unidentified men for assaulting the girl and her companions, and later arrested 161 people in the case.

“The identification parade of 161 arrested suspects was conducted at the Camp Jail Lahore during the last few days under the supervision of a judicial magistrate. The girl and her team members (could) identify only six suspects after which the police told the magistrate that 155 suspects were no more required in this case and subsequently they were released from jail,” a Punjab government official told PTI on Tuesday.

The six suspects identified by the girl have been sent to judicial custody till September 9, he said.

Some of the suspects alleged before the court that the girl herself invited them to the Minar-i-Pakistan to make videos and that she was responsible for what had happened to her.

Police had geo-fenced 28,000 people and shortlisted 350 suspects in the case. Geo-fence is a virtual geographic boundary, defined by GPS (Global Positioning System) or RFID (radio frequency identification) technology, that enables software to trigger a response when a mobile device enters or leaves a particular area.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Udupi: 8 injured in ‘rabid’ stray dog attack

NEET-UG revised results: 682 highest for Haryana centre that saw 6 scoring full marks

Spaniard Manolo Marquez named Indian men’s football team head coach

Mizoram bids farewell to Zadingi, the fearless woman who killed a tiger with an axe

Kaup: Bike rider killed in horrific collision with car

Jharkhand court convicts 5 Jamtara cyber criminals for money laundering

Students of govt, govt-aided schools in Karnataka to get eggs six days a week

Related Articles More

Pakistani court takes petition of Indian woman seeking custody of her children from husband

Biden vows to fight on; to get back on the campaign trail next week

UAE supermarket introduces UPI payments across outlets countrywide

Senior Al-Qaeda leader and close aide to slain terrorist Osama bin Laden arrested in Pakistan’s Punjab province: police

US President Joe Biden expected to make major announcement about his re-election bid: media reports


Brahma Kumaris

Tapta Mudra Dharana

Banana Farming

Aghnashini River

Dr. Rajkumar

Latest Additions

Udupi: 8 injured in ‘rabid’ stray dog attack

Karnataka landslide: Missing lorry driver’s family seeks Army’s help in rescue

Gujarat rain fury: Flood-like situation in Saurashtra region districts; NDRF teams deployed

Mangaluru: Court acquits 2 accused in Rs 2.35 crore robbery case

CBI nabs NIT graduate, 2 MBBS students in NEET-UG leak case

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.