Consent lost? Woman gang-raped in Abbottabad

Victim who allegedly works as a prostitute accuses two madames, four men


Our Correspondent February 04, 2017
PHOTO: FILE

ABBOTTABAD: A woman, who was gang raped by four men, has accused two female pimps of fraudulently hiring her out to four people who raped her, the police said on Friday.

One of the suspected rapists was arrested and sent to jail, while three others and the two women handlers are still at large.

Cantonment Police said that 21-year-old SB*, a resident of Kothiyala Village, told them that two madames, IB* and CB*, who run a brothel in Abbottabad, had hired her out to NK* – who works as a watchman in Dheri Maira – at a rate of Rs7,000 the other night.

She said that when reached the spot indicated by the client, three other men, all of whom were later identified, allegedly joined NK and raped her.

On the victim’s complaint, the police registered a criminal case against IB, CB, and the four rapists. The police added that a medical exam of the woman had proven the offense.

Meanwhile, police have arrested SK while the five other suspects are on the run.

The victim was also arrested on charges of prostitution. Both arrested suspects were sent to Mansehra District Jail on Friday on judicial remand.

*Names changed to protect identity

Published in The Express Tribune, February 4th, 2017.

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