Women and men human rights activists staging a protest demonstration outside Quetta Press Club on Saturday: Photo Quetta Voice

Quetta Girls Videos: Another victim contacts police as civil society protest

Syed Ali Shah :

Another girl has contacted the police in Quetta about the nude girls’ video scandal as members of the civil society staged a protest demonstration outside the press club. “Yes, another victim has approached police regarding nude video scandal”, a senior police officer told Quetta Voice. He requested anonymity since he was not authorized to speak to the media.

“Police interrogating the two key accused in custody regarding raping and filming girls”, the police officer mentioned. Chief Minister Balochistan, Mir Quddus Bizenjo has also taken serious notice of the scandal and directed police to make sure fair and impartial investigation in this regard.

Dozens of male and female protesters gathered outside QPC

Dozens of male and female women and human rights activists staged a protest demonstration outside Quetta Press Club to mount pressure on the authorities to apprehend the remaining culprits behind the videos scandal.

Quetta police arrested the key accused involved in raping and filming girls Hidayat Khilji in the Nichari road area of the city. One of the mothers of victims had registered a case against the accused.

“Our women fell prey to drug mafia”, Hameeda Hazara, one of the female activists lamented. She said the society was not treating women in a fair manner rather women were being subjected to discrimination in every field of life. “This is a black mark over the history of Balochistan”, Ainuddin Khan Kibzai, a human rights activist told the protesters. Mr. Kibzai demanded exemplary punishment for the elements behind what he called an inhuman act.

Protesters had carried placards and banners

The women and men activists had also carried placards and banners inscribed with slogans condemning the nude video scandal and demanding the arrest of the remaining culprits. They were also chanting full-throated slogans against the rapists.

Balochistan government has assured that justice would be done with all girls victims of the scandal. “The location of the two missing girls has been traced in Kabul“, Syed Fida Hassan, the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Quetta said. He vowed to arrest all members of the gang involved in raping and filming the girls.

Balochistan police have also formed a high-level investigation team to interrogate the two main suspects under police custody. The victims had spoken about political and tribal pressure on police. However, police officials deny any pressure. “We will ensure exemplary punishment to the accused and no political pressure”, DIG Police Quetta stated.

Police sought additional seven days remand of the accused

The DIG Police Syed Fida Hassan Shah said police got seven days remand of the accused on Saturday. Earlier, seven days’ remand of the accused had expired. Police produced the accused amid tight security before the judicial magistrate nine in Quetta.

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