Girl Who Claimed to be Raped by PUBG Friend Withdraws FIR

The Karachi-based girl, who had claimed to have been raped by three men after being enticed into traveling from Karachi to Lahore and had lodged an FIR, has refused to further pursue the case.

The FIR was registered on 28 November at Lahore’s North Cantonment (Cantt) police station on the complaint of the 18-year-old girl. The next day, she testified before the Cantt Court Judicial Magistrate, Shahid Ali Khokhar, that no one had raped her and that she wanted to withdraw the case.

“I got the FIR registered against the accused due to misunderstanding. No one committed Zina (rape) with me. I do not want to pursue the FIR [and] the same may kindly be canceled,” she said before the Magistrate, requesting him to dislodge the FIR.

The alleged victim, a resident of the Quetta Town area of ​​Karachi, traveled to Lahore reportedly following the promise of marriage from a guy named Harris. Harris had befriended the girl through the online game PUBG.

The girl had alleged that Harris deceived her in the name of marriage and made her come to Lahore. She had further alleged that when she reached Lahore by train on 23 November, the man took her to Rose Hotel where he raped her for three days.

According to her earlier statement, the suspect took her to a house on Sarwar Road where two other men took her to a room. She had alleged that she was raped several times by her captivators in a bungalow until she managed to escape.

Police had registered a case against three persons on the written complaint of the girl while a police team was also sent to arrest the accused. The girl was sent to the hospital for medical examination but later she refused to undergo any medical treatment.

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Rizvi Syed