MUZAFFARGARH: A woman was allegedly abducted, gang-raped and videotaped in Muzaffargarh, Express News reported on Friday.
A police official said that A*, a resident of Shah Saddaruddin, Kot Addu Tehsil, lodged a complaint at the police station. The woman said she went to meet her friend in the area and while she was returning back, accused Imran Kumhar and Shah Nawaz, riding a vehicle, abducted her.
A* maintained the culprits took her to an undisclosed location and allegedly gang raped her.
She lamented the suspects sexually assaulted her for two days and also recorded video of her ordeal. Later, she said the accused threw her at a railway crossing and fled the scene.
Meanwhile, the Sananwan police have registered a case against the culprits and started an investigation. However, efforts were underway to nab the criminals.
Earlier, a woman was subjected to sexual assault in Diji Kot police limits, Faisalabad.
Victim’s brother SA*, a resident of Chak No 249-RB, had lodged a complaint. He stated that his sister, S*, was alone in the house when Ahmed, Naveed and Farhat barged in and raped her at gun point. He added when the victim raised a hue and cry, the culprits left the victim in a semi-naked state and fled the scene.
Rape cases in Pakistan are increasing and yet the victims face discrimination stemming from stereotypes and a hostile social system.
In 2016, the country was ranked 10th in the world with respect to the frequency of rape. In 2017, Pakistan stood 6th, according to a fact sheet compiled by the Pakistani Nari Tehreek (PNT), which has more than 100 women’s rights organisations as its members.
Earlier, a report released by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) stated that incidents of rape had been doubling every year since 2014. It said 370 rape incidents were reported from across the country in 2014 and this rose to 772 in 2015 and to 1,582 in 2016.
*Name withheld to protect identity