A man from Faisalabad who blackmailed TikTok star Jannat Mirza has been arrested.
The man, Asfandyar, posted pictures of Jannat Mirza and her sister on social media. He also posted inappropriate videos and claimed they were their’s.
Two other men were arrested along with him in Lahore by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). The TikToker had registered a case against him at the Cyber Crime Division.
Asfandyar confessed that he wanted to marry Mirza’s sister but was rejected. As an act of revenge, he began to harass the sisters online.
He told to a private TV channel that he edited the videos and posted them online. “I want a last chance,” he said, promising that he wouldn’t do it again.
Asfandyar has handed over to the FIA on two-day physical remand.
Jannat Mirza says harassment has become common for female TikTok stars in Pakistan. However, with around 7.5 million followers, she claims to be Pakistan’s most popular TikTok star.
The FIA’s Faisalabad Cyber Crime Division says it currently has 3,000 complaints.