LAHORE: Defense police are reported to have registered a case after a video clip went viral purporting to show three girls roughing up their classmate by pushing her on the ground and sitting on her while other students are filming the incident.
The incident drew anger and ire from almost every segment of society after which police, while responding to social media queries, confirmed that a case had already been registered and an investigation was underway.
In the viral video, one of the girls can seen grabbing hair of the victim and abusing her while forcing her to say “sorry” for what is yet to confirmed independently. Another girl can humiliating the victim by kicking in the forehead.
The official accounts of the Capital City Police Lahore and the Punjab Police responded to the video shared on Twitter, saying a case has registered and that an investigation has launched into the incident.
The FIR, a copy of which is available with private news channel, registered on the complaint of the victim’s father. According to the FIR, the complainant has said that her daughter beaten by three of her class fellows at a private school located in DHA phase 4 Lahore.
Victim’s father Imran Younis stated that his daughter was studying in the American International School located in BB Block of the Defence Housing Authority (DHA). He alleged that one of the four girls involved in the attack was carrying a dagger.
The group of girls dragged ‘A’ on the ground by her hair, sat on her back and subjected her to inhuman torture, he alleged.
Imran said one of the girls was a boxer who hit his daughter in her face while another kicked her, causing injuries to her face. Another girl tried to strangulate his daughter, he said, adding that the video clip was sufficient evidence to initiate legal action against the attackers.
He said his daughter traumatized following the attack and the video clip caused further mental torture to him and his family.
About motive of the assault on his daughter, he alleged in the FIR that the prime suspect was a drug addict, who “ had offered my daughter a dose of drug to inhale in the school, which she refused to do”.
He added that his daughter had also recorded a video of her class fellow taking drug in the school.
“Later, she (A) showed me the clip that I shared with the father of that girl (prime suspect)”, Imran said, adding that the suspects had been nurturing a grudged against his daughter since then and planned assault on her.
He further alleged in the FIR that the attackers also snatched a gold chain and a locket from his daughter during the attack.
He said that he also approached the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for action against those who uploaded the video clip of the assault on her daughter on social media.