Housemaid allegedly kidnapped, gang-raped

Victim was dumped on roadside in deteriorated condition

Our Correspondent January 25, 2022


A housemaid was allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped by four people on Monday.

Police registered a case against the suspects and started a search operation to arrest them.

The complainant told police that his 18-year-old daughter used to work at Sheikh Kashif's house in Sarfraz Colony as a domestic help.

The victim’s father told police that her daughter was lured and kidnapped by their driver Zahoor Ahmed along with his co-workers Naveed, Bilal and Saqlain Kharal, who kidnapped her from Fawara Chowk Sarfraz Colony in a car and took her to Dera Khanuana of Saqlain Kharal and raped her.

He said the suspects threw his daughter on the road in deteriorated condition and fled from the scene.

The police official said that two passersby saw the victim on the road and reported it to the police.

They rushed to the spot on receiving information and opened investigation into the matter.

Batala Colony Police registered a case against the four suspects under Section 376 of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and started a search operation to arrest them.

The district has witnessed a number of sexual assault cases against women employees and housemaids.

On April 21, a house help was sexually assaulted by her employer named Shahid Ali.

The victim told police that the suspect Shahid Ali along with his accomplices Khadim Hussain and Asif Murad took her to a cattle ranch where they raped her.

She told the police that the alleged rapists also filmed the incident.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 25th, 2022.


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