Lahore Motorway gang-rape victim agrees to record her statement

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

29th Sep, 2020. 02:34 pm
Lahore motorway incident

In a major development in Lahore Motorway gang-rape incident, the rape victim woman has agreed to record her initial statement via telephone.

According to the details, the victim of the Gujjarpura rape incident has to identify Shafqat Ali, in the identification parade and record her statement via phone under section 161 after 20 days.

However, the Punjab police have failed to arrest the main suspect Abid Malhi in the case.

Moreover, the police said that the accused is still hiding in the limits of Punjab province.

It may be recalled that on September 9, a woman from Gujranwala was on her way to Gujranwala from Lahore with her two children in her car at around 1.30 am when her car ran out of petrol near Gujjarpura on Ring Road.

The woman was waiting for her relative meanwhile, she also called the motorway police for help but the motorway police allegedly said that no one was on emergency duty and Beat of Gujjarpura has not been allotted to anyone yet.

According to the FIR, two armed men came from the forest adjacent to the motorway and smashed the car window and forcibly took the woman and her children to a nearby forest where the robbers raped the woman in front of the children. They snatched gold jewellery and cash and fled.

Police arrested Shafqat from Depalpur on the identification of Waqarul Hassan, a suspect named in the case, who confessed to raping the woman during interrogation while her DNA was also matched.

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