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Harasser held after video shared on inspector general of police (IGP)’s Twitter handle

BAHAWALNAGAR: A motorcyclist who had harassed a woman travelling in a rickshaw on a city road on Saturday, was arrested by A-Division police on Sunday after the victim shared a video clip of the incident on the Twitter handle of Punjab inspector general of police (IGP).

The woman, Batool Ali, while sharing the video clip of the harassment incident, wrote on Twitter that she was travelling in a rickshaw near the local City Girl’s High School when a masked man riding a motorcycle started harassing her and making obscene gestures.

Following the post by the woman, the district police swung into action, arrested the suspect and registered a case under section 354 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).

According to the FIR registered by the A-Division police on the complaint of Assistant Sub-Inspector Muhammad Arif, Shahid Mehmood of Pakpattan, presently residing in

Fatehkut locality of Bahawalnagar, harassed a woman travelling in a rickshaw by making obscene gestures. The complainant said the suspect should be punished because he had violated the honour of the woman by such a shameful act.

District police spokesperson Shehzad Ishfaq said the victim recorded the video of the act on her mobile phone and shared it on IGPs Twitter handle.

He said the suspect, who had fled the scene after the incident, went in hiding in the border area. He said a police team, on the orders of the DPO, traced the suspect through his mobile phone location and arrested him.

Source: Dawn