On Wednesday, A special anti terrorism court in Lahore sentenced a cyber-stalker to 24 years imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 0.7 million for blackmailing women and extorting money from them, many of whom were lady doctors.
Abdul Wahab, a resident of Punjab’s Layyah district, was arrested in 2015 from Naran after the scam surfaced that nearly 200 women, including lady doctors and nurses of some government teaching hospitals of Lahore, had been harassed or blackmailed by him.
Gawal Mandi police station in Lahore registered a case against him.
It was later revealed that most of the victims were house officers and postgraduate trainees from King Edward Medical University, Fatima Jinnah Medical University and Children Hospital, Lahore.
The offender used to introduce himself as an official of the “military intelligence”, said Dr Salman, on whose complaint the case was registered. Later, he was arrested on allegations of hacking the Whatsapp accounts of lady doctors, blackmailing them with “objectionable video clips and photos” and then extorting money from them.