RAWALPINDI: Police arrested eight men for allegedly raping female dancers in Rawalpindi on Monday.
According to details, four dancers went to perform at a wedding ceremony where they were approached by one of the accused, identified as Tanveer, who ‘offered’ them to drop home after the function was over.
The accused forced the performers to get into his car at gunpoint and asked them to remain silent. He drove them to an unknown location where Tanveer, along with seven other men, raped the dancers.
An FIR has been lodged against the accused.
Samples of the four victims had also been sent to the forensic laboratory, a police official said.
On November 12 last year, a transgender person was allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped by at least 11 men with the ordeal being filmed in Peshawar.
The accused persons then shared the video via WhatsApp to pressurise the the victim.
The incident took place within the jurisdiction of Faqirabad Police Station with the transgender person being abducted at gunpoint.
Talking to The Express Tribune, a member of the marginalised community said that the victim is a transgender rights activist. “She had been shot in 2016 by the same person.”