A woman was allegedly sexually assaulted by her uncle and his gunman in Hafizabad, Express News reported on Monday. The police claimed to have arrested the culprits.
A police official of Saddar police station said that 25-year-old M*, a resident of Malakwal, submitted a complaint, stating that she went to her Uncle Mushtaq’s house in Kot Gora in Hafizabad to collect money.
She added that when she reached the house, her uncle and his gunman Shahbaz allegedly took her to a room and raped her.
The victim said that she fell unconscious while the suspects fled the scene. M* maintained that when she regained consciousness, she went to the police station and lodged a complaint regarding the incident.
The police shifted the woman to the hospital for treatment and medical tests. Later, the police conducted raid and arrested both the culprits.
A case was registered against the accused on the complaint of the victim while further investigations are under way.
Earlier, on September 10, a woman was abducted and raped in Faisalabad.
Police said that victim R*, a resident of Railway Colony Mohallah, Nishatabad, lodged a complaint at the police station in which she stated that Muhammad Shafique was a friend of her husband. She stated that the accused used to visit their home and promised that he would arrange a job for her in a factory.
The victim narrated that on the day of the incident Shafique called her and said that they had to go to the factory to meet someone for the job. The woman maintained that she reached Lorry Ada where the accused was waiting for her on a motorcycle.
She said the culprit took her to a house where he and his accomplices Muhammad Sarwar, Muhammad Muneer and an unidentified man gang-raped her.
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.
*Name withheld to protect identity
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