LAHORE: The Defence police have lodged a criminal case against four girl students of a private school for allegedly torturing their class fellow.
The police acted when a video clip of the alleged torture of a girl (A) by her four class fellows went viral on social media.
The FIR was registered on the complaint of the victim’s father Imran Younis, who 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 was traumatised 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 drugs 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.
Published in Dawn, January 21st, 2023