Accused in Canadian model harassment case arrested

Published: April 18, 2019
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Asoomii Jay is currently visiting the country for a project to raise awareness about social injustices including Islamophobia. PHOTO: SOCIAL MEDIA

Asoomii Jay is currently visiting the country for a project to raise awareness about social injustices including Islamophobia. PHOTO: SOCIAL MEDIA

ISLAMABAD: Police in the federal capital on Thursday claimed to have arrested two men who are accused of harassing a Canada-based model during her recent visit to the country.

The accused, Hamza Sohail and Anas Kamran, were arrested by police and identified by the complainant.

Asoomii Jay alias Assma Galuta, known for her humanitarian work, is currently visiting the country to raise awareness about social injustices including Islamophobia.

Canadian model harassed by hoodlums in Islamabad

She said that she was in an area on the confluence of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, waiting for her cab to go home when two men pulled up in a car and started cat-calling her and repeatedly told her to get in their car on Monday. When she refused, they followed her cab for the next two hours as she travelled to her destination in Islamabad.

A video she made of the men showed them trying to intercept her car and asking the driver for her destination. She had posted the video on the internet and it went viral.

Owner of car used in Canadian model harassment taken into custody

Islamabad IGP Amir Zulfiqar Khan had also taken notice of the incident and directed to arrest the culprits.

A first information report (FIR) of the incident was later registered against the two suspects at Sihala police station with charges of attempting to illegally confine, criminally intimidate and assault.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Pakistani
    Apr 18, 2019 - 12:29PM

    What happened to the Police official who ignored the initial complaint by her?

    Did any thing happen or does every case of harassment need to be in the press before the Pakistani police actRecommend

  • SouthPaw
    Apr 18, 2019 - 2:35PM

    My sister was harassed. By 4 boys.

    Nothing happened.

    But It’s good that a white skinned girl got some justice.Recommend

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