May 9, 2021

Highway rape, woman was attacked in front of the children: Arrested 2

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Lahore, Sep. 14: Pakistani police have arrested one of two suspects in the rape of a woman at gunpoint in Gujjarpura area on Wednesday while she was waiting for help on the motorway after her car developed a fault. The woman was dragged from her car and attacked in front of her children.
Members of Women Democratic Front take part in a rally to condemn the incident of rape on a deserted highway, in Islamabad.
A police official stated that as the woman crossed the toll plaza on the Lahore-Sialkot motorway, her car stalled either due to shortage of petrol or some fault. Meanwhile, she got a call from a relative of Gujranwala, who asked her to call the police helpline for help while he also left from home to reach her. When he reached the location, he found the woman terrified with her clothes stained with blood. The police official stated that two armed men found the woman alone, took her and her children to a nearby field at gunpoint and gang-raped her.

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Chief of the criminal investigation wing of the Punjab police, Atif Nazeer, said the arrest of one of the men was made after security tracked phone records and collected forensic evidence from the scene near the eastern city of Lahore. Nazeer said the suspect denies any involvement in the rape, which took place Wednesday.