Girl Allegedly Raped On Motorway in Pakistan

Girl Allegedly Raped On Motorway in Pakistan
Photo: Aisha Nabi: Pakistani Intelligence (2021, October 14) “Another horrific incident of gang-rape on motorway” https://pakistaniintelligence.com/domestic/another-horrific-incident-of-gang-rape-on-motorway/.

Emma Barnhoorn

Pakistan Human Rights Researcher

Global Human Rights Defence

According to the Police, two men have been arrested who raped an 18-year-old girl on motorway M-4, just three days ago in Pakistan.

A First Information Report (FIR) was lodged on Thursday 14 October under section 365-B, which provides the punishment for kidnapping, abducting or inducing women to compel for marriage, and section 376, which provides the punishment for rape, of the Pakistan Penal Code. [1]

The victim had been offered a job at a boutique in Gojra. As she reached the boutique for the interview, the suspects and her two accomplices took her to Faisalabad via the motorway and her in the car at gunpoint. She was dropped off at Faisalabad interchange from where she returned to Gojra in a van.

Police now claim to have arrested the two suspects and are conducting raids to apprehend the women who had lured the victim to visit Gojra. Meanwhile, samples and other evidentiary proof of clothes and the car seat are sent to Lahore’s Punjab Forensic Science Laboratory for DNA testing. A medical officer at THQ hospital confirmed, after careful examination, that the victim was indeed raped (Dawn, 2021).

Notes

[1] For the full text of the Pakistan Penal Code, please follow this link: http://www.pakistani.org/pakistan/legislation/1860/actXLVof1860.html

Source:

Dawn (2021, October 15), “Two held for another rape on motorway” https://www.dawn.com/news/1652033/two-held-for-another-rape-on-motorway