The Punjab government spokesman Fayyazul Hassan Chohan on Wednesday condemned the Minar-e-Pakistan incident where a woman was assaulted by a mob and said the culprits are being identified through 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 on Wednesday. He said that the accused involved in the video are being identified and will be brought to justice.
The incident came to light after a video went viral on social media, showing hundreds of men attacking a woman as she went to the park with four of her friends to celebrate Independence Day.
The police registered a case against 400 men for assaulting the woman who was making TikTok videos at the park.
“The women of Pakistan feel insecure and it is all our responsibility to ensure safety and equal rights to all,” he added.
While talking to media, DIG Investigations Shariq Jamal Khan said the police were taking the case as a challenge and promised to take it to the logical end.
The police officer said the investigation is 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 the case is very strong and that they have also recorded statement of the victim.
The victim told the police that the men groped her, tore off her clothes, beat her, and tossed her in the air.
In addition, they robbed her of Rs15,000, snatched her mobile phone and took off her gold ring and studs.
Out of hundreds of men, many of who just stood there and even made a video, only one person came to the woman’s rescue and helped her get out of the park.