Man accused of stripping and filming 17-year-old girl released on bail
"I am poor, helpless, and did not have any support, and I am the sole provider for my three orphaned siblings."
A 17-year-old girl was abducted, sexually assaulted and stripped naked by three suspects in the jurisdiction of Waris Khan, Rawalpindi city’s main police station.
The girl, who works as a house cleaner in different homes, was subjected to physical torture; her oppressors also filmed her while she was forced to walk.
A case was registered on the 15th of July against the three accused in the Waris Khan police station. The incident came to light when a video clip went viral on social media, showing the girl at the mercy of three criminals who commanded her to undress herself and walk.
In her complaint, the girl alleged that the men had also gang-raped her at knifepoint.
The 17-year-old said, “I am poor, helpless, and did not have any support, and I am the sole provider for my three orphaned siblings.”
According to the victim, on the day of the incident, she was returning from a house where she worked as a house cleaner when she was abducted and taken to a spot where the attack took place.
‘Police Refused to Register my Complaint’
She added, “I went to the Banni police station, but the police refused to register my complaint.”
“I have no support. The suspects had threatened me, so I remained silent. The Police only contacted me after the video went viral on social media,” she said.
The Rawalpindi police, on the other hand, said that one of the three suspects was arrested. “Amir Qureshi is charged with stripping the girl and filming her,” said the police. However, a local court in Rawalpindi released him on bail against Rs 50,000 surety bonds.
Qureshi’s two other accomplices Arsalan Akram and Mohsin Akram, are on interim bail until the 11th of August.
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