Two teenage girls were allegedly gang-raped by five suspects in Gujjarpura on Wednesday.
The victims are cousins and they reportedly left their house in Shahdara in the evening to pick stitched clothes from a nearby shop. They were abducted by two suspects on a rickshaw near Begum Kot.
The suspects took them to a factory situated near Hadian Wala Chowk, Karol Ghatti. Two suspects identified as Irfan Pervaiz, Irfan and three other unidentified men sexually assaulted the girls the whole night.
In the morning, the victims called their families. The victims’ mother reached the spot. The victims told them the entire ordeal they went through.
The prime suspect Irfan has been arrested and a case has been registered. Police said that they were investigating the matter further.
IGP Inam Ghani and Lahore CCPO Ghulam Mehmood Dogar have taken notice of the incident and asked the police officers concerned to submit a report. Three cases of domestic violence
Three cases of domestic violence were also reported in the provincial capital on Wednesday.
The first case was reported in Shera Kot where a woman was subjected to severe tortured by her brothers-in-law.
The victim registered a complaint with police that suspects Nadeem and Allah Rakha tortured and stripped her over a minor issue.
The second case was reported in Batapur where a woman’s head was shaved and tortured by her husband, brother-in-law and niece.
The victim said her husband Bashir was in aid by her brother in laws Shabbir and niece Usman tortured and head shaved. Afterwards, he also divorced her.
The third case was reported in Shahdara where the suspect Waqas after being drunk subjected his wife to severe torture. He burnt her body with a cigarette and also forced her to drink.
Police have arrested the suspects of the cases and also registered cases against them Inspector General of Police Punjab Inam Ghani on Wednesday special attention should be paid to the effective follow-up and monitoring of each case with the deployment of well-mannered staff in the Anti-Women Harassment and Violence Cell set up to ensure the safety of women.
He further said that delay in registration of cases, especially on applications of unknown accused, is tantamount to aiding the oppressor.
Our job is to provide full assistance to the oppressed as well as ensure legal action against the oppressor and bring him to a logical conclusion.
He added that it should be kept in mind that they will have to face accountability whoever is found guilty of delay of registration of cases and who do not take action against applicants of false cases under section 182 will also be fixed.
Ghani issued these directions while visiting Lahore Police headquarters.
CCPO Lahore Ghulam Mehmud Dogar, DIG operations, captain (retd) Sohail Chaudhry DIG Investigation Sharaq Kamal, Lahore CTO Muntazer Mehdi and other officers of Lahore Police including all DSPs were present on the occasion.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 2nd, 2021.
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