LAHORE: A court remanded eight suspects allegedly involved in the gang rape of a girl in Lahore to the Racecourse police for three days on Monday.
The police had brought prime suspect Adnan Sanaullah, who is the additional secretary general of the PML-N youth wing, and his alleged accomplices Abdul Majid, Muhammad Umer, Ameer Ahmed, Haris, Bilawal, Qamar Zaman and Imran before a judicial magistrate.
The investigators sought their remand to further investigate the case as well as to conduct the DNA tests of the arrested men.
Granting the request, the judge directed the case investigation officer to present the medical report of the rape survivor at the next hearing.
On Friday, a group of men had gang raped a teenage girl at a guest house in Lahore. The 15-year-old survivor was brought to the Services Hospital, where medical tests confirmed the minor had been sexually assaulted.
Police had registered a case (828/15) against the accused persons under sections 376(Ii) and 506 of the Pakistan Penal Code on the complaint of the girl’s mother.
The complainant, a resident of Rana Town, told the police her daughter, a student of Class 8, had gone to a tailor’s shop near their house but went missing. Later she was informed her daughter was found unconscious in a hotel room.
Meanwhile, the police had shifted the victim to a hospital and also arrested six suspects, including the hotel manager. The medical examination of the girl confirmed she had been gang raped.
The complainant told the police her daughter was forcibly intoxicated and then assaulted by more than 10 men.
Police have sent the samples collected from the crime scene for forensic tests.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 29th, 2015.