Police arrest two men who gang-raped American TikTok vlogger, 21, in Pakistan hotel and ‘took videos of her as blackmail’ – One assailant was her host and guide for the trip
Police in Fort Monroe, Pakistan, Tuesday arraigned Muzmal Sipra and his accomplice Azan Khosa for sexual assault against a visiting American vlogger
The 21-year-old American woman with an avid following on TikTok was visiting Rajanpur district of Punjab at the invitation on Sipra who was also hosting her at his home
On Sunday she visited Fort Monroe and made a vlog along with Sipra and his friend Azan Khosa, when the attack happened
“We stayed in a hotel at Fort Monroe where both suspects gang raped me and also made a video of the act to blackmail me,” she alleged in her police report
The complainant also said she had received threats from Sipra to not pursue legal proceedings against them
Authorities in Dera Ghazi Khan, in the eastern Punjab province on July 19, charged two male suspects accused or sexual assault against a visiting American vlogger.
The 21-year-old American woman with an avid following on TikTok was allegedly gang-raped at a posh resort in Pakistan, according to police.
The woman, whose TikTok account has been splashed across media in Pakistan, in her police report stated that she traveled to Pakistan three weeks ago to meet Muzmal Sipra and Azan Khosa, two men whose acquaintance she had made via social media.
The victim had been to Pakistan frequently during the last seven months to work on her TikTok series and several outlets have published her images of herself with the two suspects.
On Tuesday, she deleted her TikTok account and disabled her Facebook travel page with the message, “Due to current circumstances I’m temporarily disabling my account. Hopefully I will be back soon. Please know I’m currently safe and all necessary steps are being taken. Stay safe everyone.”
The alleged rape took place in a tourist resort hotel room in Punjab province after the three had been traveling to create a TikTok video series.
“We stayed in a hotel at Fort Monroe where both suspects gang-raped me and also made a video of the act to blackmail me,” the woman told investigators.
Local authorities arrested Muzmal Sipra and Azan Khosa after the victim reported she was gang-raped at a hotel when she was visiting a tourist resort in the eastern Punjab province, officials said Wednesday.
Arabela Urpi stated in the first information report (FIR) registered at the BMP station at the Fort Munro hill station that she was raped by Muzmal Sipra and Azan Khosa. on the night of July 17 in a hotel room. One of the alleged assailants – Muzmal Sipra – was hosting the victim at his home. He also served as her guide. She earlier stayed at Sipra’s home for five days.
Police said the victim was visiting Fort Monroe from Karachi on the invitation of her social media friend Muzmal Sipra, who was hosting her since she arrived on Sunday in Rajanpur district of Punjab, about 342 miles from the capital Lahore.
According to the police official, the woman on a tourist visa to Pakistan had been living in the country for the past seven months. On Sunday she visited Fort Monroe and made a vlog along with Sipra and his friend Azan Khosa. That is where the attack occurred, she said.
“We stayed in a hotel at Fort Monroe where both suspects gang raped me and also made a video of the act to blackmail me,” she alleged in her police report.
The victim alleged that Sipra had also recorded her video earlier without her consent, along with his accomplice for the purpose of blackmailing into silence, the Free Press Journal reports.
The complainant also said she had received threats from Sipra to not pursue legal proceedings against them.
Sipra was arrested Sunday at his home some 300 miles from the hotel where the American says she was attacked. Police took Khosa into custody later.
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