A woman was allegedly sexually assaulted in a hotel in Khurrianwala on Saturday.
Police registered a case and starting searching for the alleged rapist.
In the complaint filed by the daughter of Sultan, a resident of Chak No 457GB, it was stated that the suspect Saqib, son of Saeed alias Multani, a resident of 18JB, Chak Jhumra, had lured the victim and her father with claims that he would get her an identity card and provide her a job with a good salary package.
After the victim and her father were convinced, the suspect took them to Lahore the same day, where they spent the night in a hotel room. The suspect allegedly fed intoxicants to Sultan who fell unconscious for the night. The suspect then allegedly raped and threatened the victim.
Later, he fled the hotel.
Meanwhile, in another incident, three men allegedly entered the house of a woman and two of them raped her at gunpoint. Garh police registered a case under section 376 PPC and started searching for the alleged rapists.
In the complaint filed by the victim, a resident of Chak No 214RB, she stated that the suspects Javed and Shoaib entered her house and raped her at gunpoint. The third suspect identified as Qadir kept guard.
Sexual violence against women has become rampant across the province. Many cases have recently been reported where the suspects lured the victims by promising jobs.
On March 26, a suspect identified as Adnan called a woman from Sargodha Road to Millat Chowk on the pretext of giving her a job in a factory.
She was taken on a motorcycle to an unknown place where the suspect sexually assaulted her at gunpoint.
On March 13, a teenage girl and a woman were allegedly sexually assaulted in separate incidents in Lahore and Khurrianwala.
According to a police report, Irfan called a teenage girl on the pretext of giving her a job in someone's house from where the suspect took her in a car to a deserted place with an unknown accomplice and the two men raped her at gunpoint.
Later the suspects left the girl on Canal Road and fled.
Separately, a suspect identified as Zohaib lured a woman standing at Lalak Jaan Chowk in Lahore with her minor son. He asked her to go along with him for a job as a maid. The suspect along with his accomplices Moazzam Sajjad, Usman and Kaleemullah subjected her to sexual assault.
On November 27, two women and a teenage boy were allegedly sexually assaulted in Khurrianwala. The suspects had allegedly lured the victims on the pretext of a job.
(THE VICTIMS’ IDENTITIES HAVE NOT BEEN DISCLOSED AS A MATTER OF POLICY)
Published in The Express Tribune, March 28th, 2021.
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