ISLAMABAD: At least four men allegedly gang raped a 30-year-old woman on New Year's Eve near Islamabad.
Asma*, who hails from an underprivileged family and lives in Islamabad’s Ghauri Town, told police that a man named Chaudhry Tauseef promised her a teaching job, claiming he owned a private school in Sihala. She claimed he had called her there ‘for an interview’ on December 31.
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The victim alleged that Tauseef had taken her to a house near a railway crossing in Sihala. Once there, she said, he had started making overtures and tried to get her to drink. Asma said another three men had later joined Tauseef there.
“They introduced themselves as MNA Chaudhry Tauseef, SHO Kamran and judge Iqbal," the woman claimed. She said they had kept on raping her over the night.
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The woman said she managed to flee from the spot after her tormentors had fallen asleep. Sihala police claimed to have nabbed Tauseef following the registration of a complaint.
Asma has been taken to a health facility for a medical examination. Separately, authorities told The Express Tribune that all the suspects were Sihala residents impersonating as influential individuals.
*Name changed to protect identity
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