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Girl returning from marriage ceremony ‘gang-raped’ in Bahawalpur

BAHAWALPUR: A girl was allegedly gang-raped by three people in Bahawalpur district of the Punjab province as she was returning after attending a marriage ceremony, ARY NEWS reported on Sunday.

The victim, a resident of Chak 7 BC in Bahawalpur, claimed in a complaint filed with the local police that she was on her way home after attending a marriage ceremony when the accused abducted her.

“Three people raped me and further threatened to kill me on informing police regarding the incident,” the girl said.

The police while conforming the report filed with them said that they had shifted the victim to a hospital for medical examination.

In another recent incident, a woman was allegedly raped in Lahore within the remits of Shalimar police station on Sunday, an FIR registered by the victim’s brother read.

According to the details of the case registered with the Shalimar police, the brother while narrating the entire episode, said his sister visited him on the day of the incident, bringing some Rs 50,000 to buy a rickshaw for him.

“I used to earn money through a rented rickshaw and decided to purchase my own vehicle,” he said that his sister brought money for the purpose when a person who accompanied her during the journey from Pakpattan to Lahore committed the heinous act.

The FIR further quoted the brother as saying that he went out on the day of the incident to run his rickshaw and found his sister and her daughter in an unconscious situation after returning from the work.

The woman told her brother that she was raped by the accused Iqbal after intoxicating the woman and her daughter. “He also took away a gold chain and a purse carrying Rs 50,000.” the FIR alleged.

The brother demanded of the police to arrest the culprit, who he said had run away to his village.

It is pertinent to mention here that horrific incidents of sexual abuse have been reported from parts of the country after two major incidents of the Marwah rape and murder case in Karachi and the gang rape of a woman at Lahore motorway shock the entire Pakistan.

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