Woman escapes rape attempt in Sialkot

S* was alone in her home when accused Rafaqat and his two accomplices barged in


Our Correspondent December 24, 2018
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SIALKOT:  

A case of attempted rape involving a woman was reported in Sialkot’s Daska Tehsil on Friday.

An official of Bambanwala police station told Express News victim S*, a resident of Jando Sahi area, submitted a complaint at the police station in which she stated that she was alone in her home when accused Rafaqat and his two accomplices barged in.

She maintained that the culprits took her into a room and tore her clothes. S* stated that the accused tried to sexually assault her. The victim added that when she raised a hue and cry, it attracted the attention of others in the area who rushed to help her.

The woman said that after spotting people approaching, the accused fled the scene. Meanwhile, police have registered a case against the suspects and are conducting raids to arrest them

In a similar incident on December 22, a seven-year-old girl escaped a rape attempt in Rahim Yar Khan.

Police said that H*, a resident of Mohallah Ghareebabad, was present outside her house when 20-year-old Salman, a resident of Rahimabad, abducted her.

The accused took the victim to a nearby spot and tried to allegedly rape her. In the meantime, H* raised a hue and cry. After hearing her screams, people from the neighbourhood rushed to the spot and caught the culprit red-handed, foiling the rape attempt.

*Name withheld to protect identity

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