A suspect in the Minar-e-Pakistan harassment incident has alleged that Tiktoker Ayesha Akram wanted to extort money from those named in the case.
Rambo, who was detained by Lahore Police a day earlier, told media during a court appearance on Saturday that he had tried to save Ayesha’s life. “This is how one is repaid for saving someone’s life. The lesson here is that one should not help anyone.”
He alleged that Ayesha wanted to take Rs500,000 from each of the suspects in the case.
“When I tried to convince her not to do so, she used foul language and threatened me that if I did not accept her demands, I may have to face jail,” he further alleged.
Yesterday, eight more suspects were taken into custody for their alleged involvement in the case after the victim issued a new statement on Friday.
Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Shariq Jamal Khan said that the detained suspects include the victim’s fellow TikTokers Rambo and Amir Sohail, along with six others.
He said that the victim, Ayesha Akram, had nominated Rambo and 12 others in the statement, holding them responsible for the incident.
It must be noted that Rambo is the person who was seen defending Ayesha in numerous videos following the incident going viral.
According to the police, 104 suspects initially taken into custody for allegedly assaulting Ayesha, six have so far been identified by the victim, while three have confessed to the crime.
The suspects identified include Shehryar, Mehran, Abid, Arsalan, Sajid, and Iftikhar.
Later, a local court ordered the release of the rest of the 98 suspects, as Ayesha could not identify them during an identity parade.