LAHORE: Not even a week has passed and another case of indecent exposure and harassment has been reported in the Punjab capital.
A man was arrested after the girl, who had been harassed, uploaded a video on social media, in which the suspect was seen flashing his private body parts while riding a motorcycle.
“Today at 6pm this guy was near Thokar Niaz Baig j***** off [while] looking at me. I was in a decent dress so nobody can say I provoked him to m*******. A lot of girls face this. Please share this to make it reach his family and maybe authorities will also take action against such people,” the victim said in a tweet.
Lahore CCPO Lahore BA Nasir, while taking strict notice of the incident, directed SP Sadar Ahsan Saifullah to bring the culprit to book at the earliest.
The culprit, identified through his motorcycle registration as Tayyab Ahmed, was subsequently arrested from his residence located in Westwood Colony, Raiwind. The police also recovered motorcycle that was used in the offence.
An FIR, under sections 1875/19,294/268 PPC, has also been registered at Chung Police station.
The CCPO appreciated prompt action of the Sadar division and stressed upon greater social engagement on sexual harassment cases. “Harassing women is unfortunate. All walks of life should come forward to root out this emerging evil social practice,” he said.
On July 26, a similar incident took place in the city’s Raiwind neighbourhood, where a man had been arrested for sexually harassing girls.
The suspect was identified as Arsalan Manzoor, a resident of a private housing society in Chung. The issue was highlighted after a victim, using an anonymous twitter handle, took to social media to report the incident using a #MeToo hashtag.
Her story went viral on social media and people also tagged the official twitter account of the Punjab police. The handler asked the victim to contact the police and lodge a formal complaint.