LAHORE: Three of the five suspects involved in a gang-rape case were arrested from Kot Lakhpat area here, Model Town police confirmed on Monday.
According to police sources, the alleged rapists are cousins and were apprehended after the video of the sexual abuse was uploaded to social media.
The alleged sexual predators who were arrested were identified as Zaheer, Kamran, and Qasim, police said, adding that they were cousins. The suspects habitually rape innocent children and make videos, which are then uploaded to social media as a blackmailing tactic for parents.
Sources also said that police were forced to spring into action only after the video went viral on social media, which marked the second instance wherein authorities were slow to take action. In the same case, police did not register the FIR for two days.
The alleged rapists had also blackmailed the survivor’s parents by use of the video, the sources noted.