Pakistani Twitter is calling for the arrest of a boy named Ibsham Zahid for harassing a girl named Fatima on social media for the past four years.
A campaign picked up on Monday on Twitter demanding the arrest of a teenage boy, Zahid, who is reportedly harassing the girl for the past four years.
Since yesterday, #ibshamzahidbehindthebars is heavily trending on Twitter. Twitter users rallied in to raise their voice for the girl and her family who are potentially at risk of being sexually abused or killed by Ibsham Zahid.
Respected @DubaiPoliceHQ he is coming to dubai I would want you to take strict action against this culprit he is threatening a girl to kill her and her family now that he has no options left but to escape from Pakistan arrest him as soon as he arrives his name ibsham zahid pic.twitter.com/XXOeOr1cme
— Brainless Creature (@dieseldamn) September 14, 2020
It all started when a Twitter user posted the screenshots of threatening messages of the 16-year-old Zahid to the girl. In the messages, the boy has threatened to sexually abuse her and kill her family if she does not listen to him.
According to the story shared by Fatima Aamir on her Instagram account, the guy named Ibsham Zahid has been harassing her with rape and death threats for some time.According to Ibsham Zahid, he belongs to a family of criminals#ibshamzahidbehindthebars#ibshamzahid pic.twitter.com/05McbRTIXZ
— Zaofishan Naqvi (@ZaofishanN) September 15, 2020
He even flaunted his weapons in a video to intimidate the girl. The girl released a series of social media messages and videos in which the boy is seen harassing, intimidating, and forcing her to establish a relationship with him. The posts shared by the girl immediately went viral on Twitter.
Amid the chaos on social media, Maroosh Minhaj, claiming to be the sister of the boy, shared her side of the story and claimed that Zahid is a minor and suffering from mental health issues.
In an Instagram post yesterday she revealed that her brother has been diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder(GAD), anger management issues, and is highly emotionally unstable.
She mentioned that her family realized the potentially harmful behavior of her brother Zahid and they are seeking help from multiple health professionals for his treatment.
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Note: I know this is a super long text, and I should have been more concise in order to get “my side” out there. However, this is exactly how I feel right now, and what my truth is. If you actually care about the situation and reflected upon the whole matter, even for a minute, before sharing screenshots, you would also read this entire text.
She said her family wanted Ibsham Zahid to send to the rehabilitation center but they fear matters would become much worse for him due to his age.
Now, social media users are calling out the concerned authorities to take effective measures to protect the girl and her family from any possible harm.