Pakistani TikToker attacked by mob on I-Day: Hundreds of unidentified persons allegedly assaulted a woman, who regularly creates and shares videos on the TikTok application, and her companions. The incident occurred at Pakistan’s Greater Iqbal Park on the occasion of Independence Day on August 14. On Tuesday, the Lahore police registered a case against hundreds of unidentified miscreants for allegedly assaulting and stealing from the woman TikToker who complained that her clothes were torn off and they kept throwing her into the air while she was filming a video last Saturday.
The Pakistani woman alleged that she was “attacked” by hundreds of people in Lahore. Citing local media reports, the PTI news agency reported that she also complained that her gold ornaments were “forcibly taken” by unidentified people in the crowd. The mobile phone and identity card of one of her companions, along with a sum of about 15,000 PKR, were also “snatched”, she alleged.
The woman lodged her complaint with the Lari Adda police station. She stated in it that she was documenting a video near Minar-e-Pakistan on August 14 along with her six friends when a mob comprising of around 300 to 400 people “attacked us”. She alleged that the people picked her up and started tossing her in the air. She was stripped and her clothes were torn apart, as stated in the FIR. The woman further revealed that she cried for help but no one came to her rescue.
The complainant further stated that she and her companions made a lot of effort to escape from the mob but they failed to do so. “The crowd was huge,” she added, noting that an ocean of people was scaling the enclosure and coming towards them as were trying to escape. She added that her companions were also assaulted violently as well.
The police officers handling the investigation in Lahore have been ordered to take “immediate legal action” against the suspects involved in the incident. Those who “violated women’s honour and harassed them will be brought within the ambit of the law”, said DIG Operations Sajid Kiyani. This incident comes when the country is witnessing rise in cases of violence against women in Pakistan, one of them being the murder of Noor Mukadam, daughter of a Pakistani diplomat. Recently a video went viral on social media in which six men were seen harassing a couple in Islamabad.
The FIR was registered under various sections of the PakistanÂ Penal Code.