LAHORE: The Lahore High Court has sought a fresh report from the Nankana Sahib district and sessions judge within a week about the police investigation into an alleged gang rape. According to press reports, the girl, accompanied by her 11-year-old cousin, was heading home to Syedwala Town from a nearby shrine when they were abducted by three men. They allegedly raped her for a couple of hours, also allegedly forcing her cousin to sexually assault her. Her father alleged that the police had only registered a case five days after he had filed a complaint, also omitting one of the accused from the FIR. The victim’s medical exam had also been delayed by a week, he said. The Nankana Sahib judge had already reported this to the LHC earlier. He was told to make sure the SHO submits the investigation report on time.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 22nd, 2013.