Woman repeatedly gang raped in Faisalabad

Victim’s brother says his sister has become pregnant

Kashif Fareed July 02, 2018
PHOTO: FILE

FAISALABAD: A woman was allegedly abducted and raped in Faisalabad’s Ghulam Muhammadabad area, Express News reported.

Police said that victim’s brother R* lodged a complaint at the police station in which he stated that his sister S* was allegedly kidnapped by Asad, Muhammad Kaleem, Abdul Rehman and others. He added the culprits took her to an undisclosed location and allegedly gang raped her at gun point for several days.

He maintained that after committing the heinous act, the accused left her in an unconscious state near Baba Qaim Sain’s Darbar near Faisalabad. The victim’s brother said that as a result of repeated rape, his sister had become pregnant.

Ramzan stated that the accused were also threatening his family’s life. He requested the police and authorities to take action against the criminals and provide justice.  He also demanded exemplary punishment for the accused.

Meanwhile, the police have registered a case under Section 365-B against the culprits and started an investigation. The police told Express News that no arrests had been made so far. However, efforts were under way to nab the criminals.

Earlier on June 28, 2018, a girl was allegedly repeatedly raped by her father in Faisalabad’s Chak Jhumra area. The victim’s mother T*, a resident of Chak No 199-RB in Fakharabad, lodged a complaint at the police station in which she stated that she works as a maid in the area, while her husband, A*, works as a labourer at a factory.

She added accused A* had been allegedly sexually abusing their 15-year-old daughter R*for the last seven months while she was alone at the house. The woman stated in her complaint that as a result of the repeated rape, her daughter had become pregnant. She said A* also threatened their daughter of dire consequences if she spoke about her ordeal.

The victim’s mother said that when the news spread in the village, the villagers took the matter to a panchayat. She said the panchayat members visited her home and asked her to keep the matter secret as it could bring a bad name to the family. She said the panchayat also pressurised her not to take action against her accused husband.

*Names withheld to protect identity

 

Published in The Express Tribune, July 2nd, 2018.

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