The video of a girl being tortured by her class fellows at an elite private school in Lahore has gone viral on social media, prompting authorities to take notice and launch an investigation.
The video footage, which was shared numerous times on Twitter on Friday, shows two to three teenage girls holding the alleged victim by the hair and pinning to the ground. The girls could be heard verbally abusing the alleged victim and telling her to "say sorry".
Another girl could be seen recording a video of the episode on her mobile phone.
لاہور کے نجی سکول میں طالبہ پر تشدد کی ویڈیو وائرل، تشددکانشانہ بننے والی لڑکی کے والد کے مطابق ان کی بیٹی پر اس کی کلاس فیلوز نے تشدد کیا جو نشہ کرتی ہیں، ان کی بیٹی نے ایک لڑکی کے نشہ کرنے کی ویڈیو بنا کراسکے والد کو سینڈ کی تھی#viral #Girlfights #Lahore pic.twitter.com/Qm9sW0wytv
— Asif Mehmood (@AsefMehmood) January 20, 2023
The official accounts of the Capital City Police Lahore and the Punjab Police responded to the video shared on Twitter, saying a case has been registered and that an investigation has been launched into the incident.
The FIR, a copy of which is available with the Express Tribune, was registered on the complaint of the victim's father. According to the FIR, the complainant has said that her daughter was beaten by three of her class fellows at a private school located in DHA phase 4 Lahore.
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The father claimed in the FIR that his daughter’s class fellows were drug addicts and were "forcing my daughter into the drug culture which compelled me to send a video of her doing drugs to her father".
"In order to take revenge from my daughter, they assaulted her on the 16th of January, 2023," the complainant states in the FIR.
The victim's father claimed that the girls "tried to strangle my daughter and stabbed her with knives multiple times. They also stole her gold jewellery worth 1.5 tola".
According to the victim's father, the videos have been recorded and shared on social media by a few people witnessing and recording the incident, and that he has sought the FIA 's help in this regard as well.