Police claimed to have arrested three men on Sunday who allegedly forced a couple to commit adultery on M3 Motorway near Faisalabad. The victims complained that the men shot their video committing adultery and released it on social media.
According to Express Tribune, Allah Ditta and Meeraj Bibi, both residents of Faisalabad, were at the M3 motorway when three men approached them and demanded the two commit adultery. The suspects, named Babar, Ehsan, and other unidentified men, physically assaulted the couple when they resisted. Meanwhile, Ehsan recorded the video and uploaded it online.
Police claim they have arrested Babar, and are conducting raids to arrests two other suspects. According to the police, Babar, in his initial statement, said that the couple was already committing ‘immoral acts’ hence they asked them to commit adultery in front of them.
Police say they have registered the case against suspects under six sections. Police anticipates that the suspects wanted to get money from the couple by blackmailing them. They might have released the video on social media when couple refused to give them money.
The incident spurred severe reactions on social media, as netizens decried the declining standards of morality in society. They demanded the authorities take strict actions against the culprits.
The rising incidents of sex-related crimes on the country’s busiest roads-motorways have rung alarm bells and questions are being raised on the effectiveness of motorway police and law-enforcement agencies.
A couple was sitting & conversing at the M-3 motorway gate when they were approached by three men who physically tortured them & forced them to commit adultery. The men recorded the act and uploaded the video on social media.
One suspect has been arrested while 2 remain at large pic.twitter.com/5pJDDbhhLE
— Voicepk.net (@voicepkdotnet) September 21, 2020
Back in 2012, four police men were suspended for parading the couple naked on the charges of ‘intent to commit adultery’ in southern province of Sindh, Pakistan. The viral video showed police stopped them from putting on clothes after arresting them and made them walk naked to the police station in Gambat. The male victim said it was a conspiracy against him and that police had brought the woman. The residents told an international media outlet that they tried to stop police from making the couple walk naked to the police but they did not listen.