Friday, May 7, 2021  | 24 Ramadhan, 1442
Samaa TV
Facebook Twitter Youtube
HOME > Government

People of Faisalabad beware, the ‘break-up squad’ is on the prowl

Seven people have been arrested for breaking off potential marriages

SAMAA | - Posted: Feb 11, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
Posted: Feb 11, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago

There is a group of men in Faisalabad who are on a mission to break off relationships and they're making money off of it too.

Seven members of the group were taken into custody for their involvement in making fake phone calls to people to break off potential weddings in Faisalabad.

They arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency’s cybercrime cell on Monday.

They are accused of making money by breaking off at least 100 relationships. The men called up and harassed women and took cash from them after making phone calls to the family the woman was marrying into and telling the family false stories about her past relationships.

FIA has accused them of harassing over 300 women in the last four months.

Related: Two men arrested in Faisalabad in the rape and murder of a seven-year-old

FIA Faisalabad Cybercrime Cell’s Inspector Rashid Rizvi said the suspects were using a software for this purpose.

You can make a call through this software on any number, but the receiver will not know the correct location of the caller.

“If the larke wala [man’s side] rejected a marriage proposal of a certain woman, the gang would use the numbers of that same family to call up another man’s family to assassinate the character of the woman,” said Rizvi. “They made up stories about the woman near to her marriage – after the dates were decides and cards printed – so the wedding was called off.”

Follow SAMAA English on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

FaceBook WhatsApp

Tell us what you think:

Your email address will not be published.

FaceBook WhatsApp


NA-249 Karachi by-election results held back for recount
Watch: Actor Hira Mani mugged in Karachi
Firdous apology for Sonia Sadaf: I didn’t use right words
Pakistan issues new travel advisory for inbound flights
PML-N’s Malik Moazzam wins PP-84 Khushab by-polls
No processions for Youm-e-Ali, only majalis with SOPs: NCOC
Gogi Butt arrested in Lahore for ‘facilitating criminals’
About Us   |   Anchor Profiles   |   Online Advertising   |   Contact Us   |   Feedback   |   Apps   |   FAQs   |   Authors   |   Comment Policy
Facebook   |   Twitter   |   Instagram   |   YouTube   |   WhatsApp