Woman ‘gang-raped’ in Sialkot

Accused Hamid and Iftikhar took the woman to a room and committed the offence


Our Correspondent November 26, 2018
PHOTO: FILE

SIALKOT:  

A woman was allegedly gang-raped in Sialkot’s Daska Tehsil, Express News reported on Sunday.

The victim’s husband R*, a resident of Mitranwali, told the police that his wife was alone in her home when the accused Hamid and Iftikhar barged in. He added that the culprits took her to a room and allegedly gang-raped her.

He stated that when the victim raised a hue and cry, the accused fled the scene leaving her injured.

Police have registered a case against the suspects, while further investigations are under way.

Earlier, a woman was raped in Gujranwala. S*, a resident of Fort Abbas, went to meet her relatives in Jandiala Baghwala area. While she was on her way, accused Muhammad Zaman abducted her and took her to an abandoned house. The culprit allegedly raped her and fled after committing the offence.

In recent months, cases of sexual abuse have been on the rise across Punjab. Despite these incidents occurring on a daily basis, the government’s counter measures have been largely disappointing. Most cases have been reported from Faisalabad, Rahim Yar Khan, Gujranwala and other parts of the province. The victims include women and minor girls or boys.

A report issued by NGO Sahil revealed that the highest incidents of sexual abuse involving children were recorded in Punjab. Earlier, Sahil executive director Manizeh Bano said the sexual exploitation of women and children across Punjab had been reported over many years.

She added hundreds of rape cases have been identified, but only a few victims have come forward to seek justice.

*Name withheld to protect identity 

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