Woman retracts rape allegation in Faisalabad robbery case

Faisalabad CPO Ghulam Mubashar says suspects arrested from local landlord's residence

News Desk January 22, 2022
The 22-year-old, known only as Laura and who was not in court, was also fined 3,000 Qatari riyals. PHOTO: REUTERS

A woman, who was abducted during a robbery in Faisalabad district’s Tandlianwala town in September last year, has retracted rape allegation saying she had not been sexually assaulted by the suspects.

Addressing a press conference on Saturday, Faisalabad CPO Ghulam Mubashar Maiken said that he started the investigation himself soon after the incident, which took place on September 17, 2021, rose to prominence.

He said that the woman, along with her husband, was summoned to the police station, adding that the victim told that she was not sexually assaulted when a lady police officer asked her.

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The Faisalabad CPO said that the woman in her statement repeatedly said that she had been "assaulted" but she never mentioned "sexual assault". "Now we have come to the conclusion that the family were made hostage... we're very positive about [solving] this case and have been taking steps to address the woman's grievances," he added.

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Mubashir said that the suspects have been arrested from the residence of a landlord named Adnan, adding that they have confessed to committing 25 robberies.

He said that action has also been taken against the concerned SHO, Umer Sarfraz for not registering the case and the RPO had to intervene for the same.


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