Gujranwala Police claim to have arrested two brothers for killing their cousin over TikTok media rivalry. Police were investigating the murder of the 17-year-old boy.
Police said that Aslam and his cousins were all famous on TikTok. They also played an online game, Players Unknown Battle Ground (PUBG). Things worsened when the victim abused the two brothers while playing the game. The brothers were also jealous due to the rising popularity of the victim on TikTok. Aslam had rapidly gained more followers than the brothers on TikTok which caused a rift among the cousins.
The Brothers then planned to kill him. They lured him into their guest house and killed him. Brothers then doused the body and torched him to hide their crime. Culprits Bilawal and Dilawar used kerosene oil to burn the body of Aslam. They hid at an undisclosed location to escape suspicion. “Due to his absence the victim’s relatives contacted the police,” said SHO Bilal. SHO said that in the initial investigation, they collected the blood sample from the location that matched Aslam.
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Police suspected the brothers behind the murder of Aslam and traced them to their hideout. During custody, the brothers confessed to killing their cousin Aslam. They spilled the details of the plan and said that they were jealous of him.
The social media platform is quite popular among the youth. It is, however, triggering various crimes too. Last year, a TikToker in Lahore allegedly raped a girl. According to the details, the TikToker befriended a girl from Jhelum and promised to marry her.
The girl traveled to Lahore for this purpose. He kept the girl in the guest house and sexually abused her. The accused then left her behind and escape. The victim then went to the Civil Lines Police Station. She registered a case against TikToker. A similar incident happened in February last year. A TikToker befriended a girl on TikTok and invited her to a hotel to meet her after winning her trust for almost a year. The accused took an interim pre-arrest bail from the court. This incident also happened in Lahore.