Suspect in the Lahore motorway rape case, Shafqat, has confessed his prime involvement in the brutal gang rape of woman.
The DNA of Shafqat has also matched from the samples collected from the crime site.
The name of Shafqat was given by Waqarul Hassan, who was being seen as another suspect, however Waqar’s DNA test came negative and proved his innocence that he was pleading after he surrended himself before the police. Shafqat was arrested last night from Dipalpur and has now admitted to the crime.
How it all happened?
Last week, two ‘robbers’ allegedly gang-raped a woman at gunpoint in front of her children in Lahore’s Gujjarpura area after she was stranded on the Lahore-Sialkot motorway.
According to the details available so far, the victim, a woman in her early 30s and a resident of Lahore’s Defence Housing Society, was stuck on the motorway with her two children at around 1am after her car ran out of fuel.
As she tried to arrange for help, two men approached her and took her and her children (under eight) into the nearby fields at gunpoint.
Once in the field, the attackers raped the woman in front of her children. By the time a police party and a relative of the woman had called arrived at the scene, the attackers had fled, taking with them the cash and valuables the victim was carrying with her.
As the investigation into the incident started, there were reports that the victim had called the helpline of Motorway Police, but she was denied assistance because the area in question was not covered by the Pakistan National Highway and Motorway Police.