Suspects have been detained
A number of men were arrested in Karachi’s Essa Nagri Tuesday afternoon for allegedly harassing a woman and her sister in their neighbourhood, according to the police.
According to a video message recorded by one of the women, the men had been harassing them for more than two years. “They used to threaten me and my sister to become friends with them and often stopped us while we were going to our coaching classes,” she said, adding that two days ago while they were coming back home, one of the men slapped her sister.
“After this attack, I lodged a complaint with the Federal Investigation Agency,” she said. The perpetrators also attacked my father after the complaint was lodged, she added.
The police took action after the video went viral on social media and arrested the accused harassers. They are currently in police custody and are being investigated.
According to the police, the parents of the women have recorded their statement but have refused to file a case against them. They said that the men should be warned and released, a police officer said.
Governor Imran Ismail has taken notice of the incident and has instructed the inspector-general of Sindh to immediately investigate the case.
He added that it is the responsibility of the police to protect residents from such incidents.