FAISALABAD: A girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by four men in Bachiana Village on Thursday.
A police official told Express News that Omar Farooq, Dilshad Ali, Sabir Hussain and Muhammad Ramzan barged into the house of a labourer in Chak No 56 while they were asleep. The four reportedly abducted his 15-year-old daughter at gun point.
He added the culprits took the girl to nearby fields and allegedly raped her.
After committing the offence, the accused left the victim in the fields unconscious.
The police shifted the victim to the hospital for treatment and medical tests.
The police registered a case 18/212, under Section 376, against the suspects on complaint of victim’s mother. Later, the police conducted raids and nabbed the culprits.
During investigation, it transpired that the accused belonged to influential families and had been involved in such activities in the past.
Earlier, protests erupted in Chichawatni in Sahiwal district after a minor child was set on fire after being raped.
The minor was found with severe burn injuries hours after she left home to buy goodies from a nearby shop.
The child, who was mentally challenged, was first taken to DHQ Chichawatni for initial treatment.
She was later referred to the Burns Unit of Lahore’s Jinnah Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries, revealed the family.
A shutter-down strike was observed in the city as protestors blocked a major road for every kind of traffic.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 1st, 2018.