Outrage is flooding social media after a viral video emerged that shows a Pakistani TikTok star being assaulted by hundreds of men.
Pakistani media outlet Dawn News reports that Lahore police has “registered a case against hundreds of unidentified persons for assaulting and stealing from a female TikToker”.
The victim has now been named as Ayesha Akram, who is a TikTok creator from Lahore, Pakistan. On TikTok, she went by the name Ayesha Baig, but her account has reportedly been banned following the incident.
Here’s what happened…
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Ayesha Akram attacked by hundreds of men in viral video
A video has emerged online that shows Ayesha being attacked by hundreds of men.
According to the first information report registered at the Lorry Adda police station, she was filming TikTok videos in Lahore’s Greater Iqbal Park on August 14th when a crowd of roughly 400 men attacked her.
In the clip, you see a huge mob surround her, put their arms around her, pick her up and even rip her clothes.
Here’s what Ayesha said
As per the police report obtained by Dawn News, Ayesha said:
“The crowd was huge and people were scaling the enclosure and coming towards us. People were pushing and pulling me to the extent that they tore my clothes. Several people tried to help me but the crowd was too huge and they kept throwing me in the air.”
She also revealed that her jewellery was stolen in the attack, and one of her friends had his mobile phone, money and identity card taken.
“The unidentified persons assaulted us violently,” she added.
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Legal action has been taken
Police registered the crime under sections 345 A, 382, 147 and 149 of the Pakistan Penal Code. This accuses the men of assault, theft after restraint, rioting and unlawful assembly.
Officials have also ordered police to take immediate legal action against the men. “The suspects should be traced with the help of the footage,” Lahore police said.
“Those who violated women’s honour and harassed them will be brought within the ambit of the law,” they added.
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