After the incident sparked outrage and criticism from virtually every societal group, police responded to social media inquiries by confirming that a complaint had already been filed and an investigation was underway.
One of the girls is seen in the viral video yanking the victim’s hair and verbally harassing her while making her apologise for something that has not yet been officially verified. Another young woman can be seen kicking the victim in the forehead to humiliate her.
The Punjab Police acknowledged that a charge has been filed against them and that an investigation is ongoing in a tweet following the social media posting of the footage.
The three girls allegedly mistreated their classmate after she accused one of them of doing drugs, according to reports in the local media. According to the victim’s father, who filed the complaint, his daughter was also being pressured to become an addict.
The bail petition filed by three of the accused was heard today by Additional Sessions Judge Chaudhry Zafar Iqbal, which is the most recent development.
The three girls’ lawyer, Mian Rab Nawaz, asserted that the victim was a drug addict who intended to involve his clients in the unlawful act because she was one of the three girls.
The attorney argued, “My clients are being wrongfully accused.”
Nawaz further stated that his clients were prepared to assist the police in their inquiry.
After hearing the arguments, the judge granted three females pre-arrest bail in exchange for surety bonds of Rs50,000 apiece and prohibited the police from detaining the petitioners before January 30.
The victim’s father, Imran Younis, was stated in the FIR as saying that his daughter attended the American International School, which is housed in the Defence Housing Authority’s BB Block (DHA). He claimed that one of the four girls who participated in the assault had a dagger in her possession.
Younis claimed one of the girls was a boxer who kicked his kid in the face while another punched his daughter. He said that another girl attempted to strangle his daughter and that the video recording was sufficient proof to file a lawsuit against the perpetrators.
He claimed that the incident left his daughter traumatised and that the videotape had further tormented him and his family’s minds.