The Lahore Police have released 155 people from jail involved in the sexual assault of a popular YouTuber girl at Minar-i-Pakistan in Lahore on 14th August after the victim and her team members could not recognise them during an identification parade.
Apparently, viral videos that circulated on social media showed that hundreds of young men celebrating the Independence Day at the Azadi Chowk threw the concerned girl on air, dragged and molested her and even tore her clothes.
The Lahore Police had filed a case against 400 people for assaulting the girl and her companions.
Later on, they arrested a total of 161 people with respect to the case after the victim along with her associates failed to recognise the accused during an identification parade.
400 people booked for harassing, molesting, groping YouTuber girl at Minar-i-Pakistan in Lahore on August 14 which is Pakistan's Independence Day pic.twitter.com/6PnZGpJhlW
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About six of the suspects who were identified by the girl were sent to judicial custody until 9th September.
“The identification parade of 161 arrested suspects was conducted at the Camp Jail Lahore during the last few days under the supervision of a judicial magistrate,” an official from the Pakistani provincial Punjab government was quoted by the Press Trust of India (PTI).
The officer added, “The girl and her team members (could) identify only six suspects after which the police told the magistrate that 155 suspects were no more required in this case and subsequently they were released from jail.”
However, some accused individuals has even told the court that the girl herself invited them to Minar-i-Pakistan to make videos of her.