The Minar-e-Pakistan incident, in which a woman was attacked by a crowd, was denounced by Punjab government spokesperson Fayyaz Chohan on Wednesday, and he stated the perpetrators were being identified via video footage.
“The incident of assault on a woman in Greater Iqbal Park is a shameful act which has brought shame to the society,” Fayyaz Chohan said in a statement today.
He said that the defendants in the video are being identified and would be prosecuted.
After a video went viral on social media showing hundreds of individuals beating a woman as she went to the park with four of her friends to celebrate Independence Day, the event was brought to light.
The lady who was filming TikTok videos in the park was attacked by 400 guys, according to the police.
Incident ‘speaks to a rot in our society’
Meanwhile, PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto has condemned the act and demanded that those guilty be brought to justice by the government.
The assault of a young women by a mob at #minarepakistan should shame every Pakistani. It speaks to a rot in our society. Those responsible must be brought to justice. The women of Pakistan feel insecure and it is all our responsibility to ensure safety and equal rights to all.
— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) August 18, 2021
“The assault of a young woman by a mob at #minarepakistan should shame every Pakistani. It speaks to rot in our society,” the PPP leader said.
He said that those responsible must be held accountable.
“The women of Pakistan feel insecure and it is all our responsibility to ensure safety and equal rights to all,” he added.
‘Taking this case as a challenge’
DIG Investigations Shariq Jamal Khan said that the police were treating the case as a challenge and that they would see it through to the finish.
The police officer said the investigations were underway after the case was filed. “We have the videos and the experts are analyzing as it is a technical process to ascertain who was doing what.”
Shariq Jamal said that the case is extremely solid and that the victim’s statement has been recorded.
Police have registered a case against around 400 unidentified persons for assaulting a woman in Lahore’s Greater Iqbal Park on Pakistan’s Independence Day.
The FIR has been registered on the complaint of the victim, who was visiting the place along with her friends, against suspects over charges of assault, stripping woman’s clothes, attempt to murder, and theft, according to media reports.
The incident got public attention after a video went viral on social media, showing hundreds of men attacking a woman in the park.
The woman along with her friends was making a TikTok video when a huge crowd of men of all ages scaled a fence and assaulted the woman.
The victim in the complaint said that the suspects groped her, thrashed her, tore off her clothes, and also tossed her in the air violently.
She also accused them of robbing Rs15,000, a mobile phone, and her gold ring.
Taking notice of the incident, Inspector General Punjab has ordered the immediate arrest of the suspects.