Suspect held for causing commotion in girls college – 02 Feb 2023

BAHAWALNAGAR: The Minchinabad police arrested one of the 11 people on Wednesday for forcing their way into the Government Degree College for Women, insulting and thrashing the personnel and threatening them with consequences.

According to the FIR filed on Principal Asifa Rasheed`s complaint, on Jan 31, an unidentified woman stormed into her office and misbehaved with her. Then, five armed men and as many women stormed into the principal`s office and caused a commotion.

When the staff attempted to rescue the principal, the intruders manhandled female employees and intimidated male workers.

Bushra, Meraj Kausar and Muhammad Riaz were among those injured in the chaos. The intruders later escaped, brandishing firearms. The event was also captured on video. According to college sources, the attackers were looking for a woman with whom they had a marital problem. They stormed the college, pushing the lone security guard. The students and their families were terrified by the incident. Locals urged that the college`s security be increased, calling it a security lapse.

According to a college staffer, the college only had one official watchman, but the management had hired a private security guard. The employee claimed that almost all government colleges in the district had a similar security vulnerability.

The college principal was unreachable for comment, but a representative for the DPO claimed that one of the accused, Sharafat, had been arrested and that raids were being conducted to apprehend the remaining suspects.


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