An American TikTok content creator, Arbela Arpi, was allegedly gang-raped at a local hotel while visiting Dera Ghazi Khan. Fort Munro touristic site.
In the latest development, the main suspect, Muzamil Shehzad has been arrested.
He worked as a guide in the area.
A case would have been recorded under Article 376.
As reported, a “tour guide” and his two accomplices raped an American tourist at a local hotel in Fort Munroa hill station located in Dera Ghazi Khan district (DG Khan) on July 16.
The victim said she was staying at a local hotel in Fort Munro on the night of July 17, when Muzamil and his associates raped her.
According to the news source, the American content creator contacted the prime suspect through a tour guide group page on social media and planned a trip to Fort Munro at his invitation.
She then informed the police by telephone that she had been raped by her hosts.
Arbella told police she reached Lahore from Karachi on July 15.
“There I engaged the services of Muzzamil Shehzad and Abid, two tour guides, who first took me to Rajanpur, then to Jampur, and finally to Fort Munro where they kept me for two days and m ‘raped,’ she said.
Taking note of the incident, Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz Sharif demanded a report from the IG Police on the alleged gang rape of a foreign tourist at Fort Munro and ordered to take indiscriminate action against the accused.
The CM assured that the accused would receive an exemplary sentence in accordance with the law and that justice would be rendered to the victim.
The question arises as to how the US national managed to enter the DG Khan neighborhood since entry of foreigners into the neighborhood would be prohibited.