Ayesha Akram is a well-known TikTok star. She is from Lahore. She got instant fame through her TikTok videos. Recently, she went to Iqbal Park on independence day with her friends to film a TikTok video.
She was accompanied by six of her friends. The horrific incident took place when she was taking selfies and filming videos with her companions, a mob of approximately 300-400 men attacked her. The video of the incident went viral on social media after 3 days and it has taken the internet by storm.
The safety of women has become a question mark again. According to Ayesha Akram, she was sexually harassed, groped, and stripped by 300-400 men, who went as far as to tear her clothes while tossing her around between each other.
These men attacked Ayesha along with her friends at Minar-e-Pakistan even though the group tried to escape but failed because of the crowd being too large.
According to the details, the park’s security guard tried to help and even opened up around Minar-e-Pakistan but the crowd followed them as people were scaling the enclosure.
“However, the crowd was huge and people were scaling the enclosure and coming towards us. People were pushing and pulling me to the extent that they tore my clothes. Several people tried to help me but the crowd was too huge and they kept throwing me in the air,” Ayesha Akram said
This is one of the many videos that are being shared on WhatsApp groups showing how men were groping her and touching her. Look at the number of people in this video!! All she wanted to do was celebrate Independence Day at minar e Pakistan. Is that a crime? pic.twitter.com/9LPaWAo4wQ
— Nida Abbas (@OutOnAbudget) August 16, 2021
It has also been reported that some of Ayesha’s belongings were also snatched such as her ring, and her friend’s mobile phone, 15,000 cash on hand while the group was attacked and tossed her at Minar E Pakistan.
A case has been registered by the police against hundreds of unknown persons for attacking a female TikToker and her friends at the Greater Iqbal Park – Minar e Pakistan on Independence Day.
The FIR has been registered at the Lorry Adda police station against anonymous accused on the grievance of the victim under sections 354 A (assault or use of criminal force against woman and stripping her of her clothes), 382 (theft after preparation made for causing death, hurt or restraint in order to commit the theft), 147 (rioting) and 149 (unlawful assembly) of the Pakistan Penal Code, local media reported.
“However, the crowd was huge and people were scaling the enclosure and coming towards us. People were pushing and pulling me to the extent that they tore my clothes. Several people tried to help me but the crowd was too huge and they kept throwing me in the air,” she said.
The victim stated in her statement to the police that she went to make a video near Minar-e-Pakistan on Independence Day along with her six friends that’s when a huge mob of 300 to 400 people assaulted and harassed them.
Furthermore, Lahore DIG Operations Sajid Kiyani ordered the superintendent of police (SP) to seize the accused instantly by identifying the suspects from the video circulating on social media.