In a horrific incident, a woman was gang-raped by couple of armed bandits at Lahore’s Gujjarpura road when her car ran out of petrol.
The woman, reportedly resident of Defence Housing Authority (DHA), was on her way back to the city from Lahore’s Ring Road at 01:30AM on Tuesday night, when her car ran out of petrol near Gujjarpura around an hour later.
A police official claimed that as the woman crossed the toll plaza on the Lahore-Sialkot motorway, her car stalled either due to shortage of petrol or some fault. She phoned her husband and a relative and the latter asked her to call the motorway police and meanwhile he also left for the location.
While she was stranded on the road, Doctor in Pakistani city arrested after he attempt to rape patient are believed to have arrived on foot from a nearby area and smashed the window of her car, forcing the woman and her children out of the vehicle. They then cut through the fence along the motorway and raped the woman in the fields nearby in the presence of her children.
The woman was later shifted to a hospital. The medical examination report has been sent for forensic analysis and police have registered a case.
The woman is said to be a resident of the Defence Housing Authority and her husband worked abroad, the police officer said.
Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Affairs, Dr Shahbaz Gill has said that 12 suspects have been taken into custody in the case.
In a Twitter message, Dr Shahbaz Gill said that on the directions of Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Lahore Umar Shaikh is leading the investigation in light of CCTV footage and DNA report of the woman.