MULTAN: A woman was gang-raped by six men, including three policemen in Multan on Sunday. Later, the accused cops were arrested by the police.
Police said a woman, on condition of anonymity, submitted an application to City Police Officer Ehsan Younus in which she stated that six people, including three constables of Seetal Mari police station identified as Safdar, Tariq and Zafar abducted and gang-raped her.
She added the accused not only sexually abused her but they also tortured her. She demanded of the CPO to take stern action against the accused.
On the directives of Multan CPO, a case was registered against Safdar, Tariq and Zafar at Seetal Mari Police station who were later arrested. Police are conducting raids to nab others involved in the incident.
The accused cops were sent on a four-day judicial remand on the orders of district magistrate.
Meanwhile, Ehsan Younus constituted a team to investigate the matter and ordered it to submit the report immediately.
Earlier in September 2016, a 17-year-old girl was abducted and raped by two men in Shujabad District of Multan.
Accused Jameel and Shahid entered the house of Akbar and abducted his sister who was later gang raped. Later, the accused threw the girl in front of her house.
Similarly in November 2016, a member of the transgender community Shehzad alias Chahat was sexually molested by five men and tortured in Muslim Town.
The victim was returning home after attending a wedding reception when she was abducted and raped.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 9th, 2017.