CM seeks report on girl’s death due to police ‘torture’

Islamabad man arrested for ‘harassing and blackmailing’ Australian minor

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Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi has taken a notice of the incident of death of a girl due to alleged police violence in Sheikhupura and has sought a report from the Inspector General of Police.

Caretaker CM directed the officials concerned to investigate all aspects of the incident and identify those responsible. He called for taking legal as well as departmental action against police officers who “tortured” the girl. Further action should be taken against the responsible policemen and justice should be ensured to the heirs of the deceased girl.

Meanwhile, the police have registered a case of the incident and investigation has been started by arresting Sub-Inspector Ejaz.

Separately, the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) cybercrime unit has arrested a Pakistani man for sexually harassing and blackmailing an Australian minor girl using social media.

According to the FIA, the cybercrime wing sprang into action on the complaint of the Australian High Commission, registering a First Information Report (FIR) under sections 21, 22, and 24 of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA), 2016.

The suspect, identified as Islamabad resident Kamran Khan, allegedly used Facebook and WhatsApp to trap the minor girl and obtain objectionable pictures of her.

Officials said the suspect shared the minor girl’s pictures on WhatsApp and demanded money from her.

The suspect’s mobile phone and WhatsApp account were seized by the authorities, they said.

FIA officials said that further investigation is underway.