Lahore sees 300% surge in registration of sexual assault circumstances

  • Within the final one-and-a-half month, 642 circumstances have been registered.
  • As many as 323 circumstances have been registered in August; 319 in September.
  • Police says motion to be taken towards folks lodging false circumstances.

LAHORE: The provincial capital has lately witnessed a rise — of as much as 300% — within the registration of sexual assault circumstances, NEWSONHY Information reported Wednesday, citing police data.

The rise in registration of such circumstances got here after the sexual assault case that had occurred in Lahore’s Higher Iqbal Park, the place 400 suspects had allegedly assaulted a girl, the outlet reported.

Within the final one-and-a-half month, 642 circumstances have been registered, with 323 in August and 319 in September, police’s document confirmed.

DIG Investigation Shariq Jamal Khan stated 110 circumstances have been discarded after they turned out to be false, as he famous that sexual assault circumstances used to happen earlier as nicely, however ladies would chorus from lodging an FIR.

“The registration of circumstances has elevated after the Higher Iqbal incident, […] it has given ladies the arrogance to face up,” the DIG investigation stated.

The police officer stated investigations have been being carried out on advantage, whereas motion could be taken towards these lodging false circumstances.

The Minar-e-Pakistan incident

A feminine TikToker in Lahore’s Higher Iqbal Park was assaulted by a whole lot of males, with the incident coming to mild after a video went viral on social media, exhibiting scores of males attacking her as she went to the park with 4 of her associates to rejoice Independence Day.

Police had registered a case towards 400 folks allegedly concerned within the incident.

The sufferer, alongside along with her associates, was making a TikTok video within the park when hordes of males of all ages climbed a fence and attacked the lady.

The sufferer had informed the police that the boys groped her, tore off her garments, beat her, and tossed her within the air. As well as, they robbed her of Rs15,000, snatched her cell phone and took off her gold ring and studs.

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