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Police arrest six for harassing students at University of Karachi’s campus

Harassers reportedly followed the car, kept hooting at the women and at one point forced the car to stop before the driver of the vehicle was able to break free and reach a security check post. Photo: File

KARACHI:Six suspects have been arrested and a case has been filed against them for allegedly harassing students within the premises of the University of Karachi, police said Thursday.

The provisions in the case registered against the suspects include harassment, verbal abuse, obstruction of the complainant’s path, among others.

The case was brought to the limelight last night when a male student, who had been accompanying two female friends in a car, shared his ordeal on social media.

According to the student’s statement, the three were traveling within the KU premises to drop one of the female students at the IBA hostel.

On the way back from the hostel, the two students were surrounded by around 10 young men riding on four motorcycles.

The harassers reportedly followed the car, kept hooting at the female student and at one point forced the car to stop, before the driver of the vehicle was able to break free and reach a security check post.

The harassers reportedly followed the car, kept hooting at the female student and at one point forced the car to stop, before the driver of the vehicle was able to break free and reach a security check post.

The narrator said both students had felt extremely unsafe, describing the ordeal as “another possible Motorway incident” in his post.

The alleged harassers were aged from 15 to 25 years, according to the statement provided by the student.

Taking notice of the incident and regretting that it took place inside the university’s premises, security advisor of Karachi University Dr Moeez Khan said the alleged harassers involved in the incident had been identified last night.

He said the victims will have to identify the harassers in a parade so that the university can take the case further.

He said action will be taken “in accordance with the law”.

“The identified suspects are minors and children of university staff,” he revealed.

Following the incident, #KarachiUniversityIsNotSafe became a top trend on Twitter, with users demanding prompt action from the management.

“We want KU to take immediate, strict action against the recent incident. It could’ve been worse. It could’ve have been really bad, God forbid. Don’t let it slide easily. We need to get the hashtag to trending for officials to take this seriously,” a social media user wrote on Twitter.

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