Police issue suspect’s sketch in harassment case

Boy suddenly jumped on rickshaw, forcibly touched girl


Our Correspondent August 28, 2021
PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE:

Lahore Police issued a sketch of the suspect involved in the sexual harassment of a woman in a rickshaw on Independence Day.

However, the police failed to find a trace of the prime suspect and requested the public to inform the police if they have any information in this regard.

As a last resort, it has sought help from the public to nab the suspect.

The police issued a sketch of the suspect and requested the public to inform the police if they had any information in this regard.

The department has pledged to keep the name of the informer secret.

A case was registered with Lorry Ada police station on August 21 after the video clip went viral on social media.

In the video, two women along with a minor girl could be seen travelling on a rickshaw. Suddenly, a group of boys follows them while hooting at them.

One of the boys suddenly jumps on the rickshaw and forcibly kisses the girl. The other boys after few moments also try to approach them.

However, the other woman just pulls off her shoe and hurls as a warning to anyone trying again to approach them.

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Political and Police Elite of the province took notice of the incident and asked the investigators to arrest the suspects.

Police had taken few suspects into custody and grilled them for few days. However, they could not find a trace of the prime suspect and the victim women.

CCPO Ghulam Mehmood said in such instances, the identification parade is important as it served as evidence to establish the identity and involvement of the suspects.

Even two weeks after the incident police could not identify the suspect despite taking help from Punjab Safe City Authority, NADRA, geo-fencing and grilling other suspects.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 28th, 2021.

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