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Gulf Today Report
A female police officer was abducted right in front of a police station and then raped and tortured in Muzaffargarh district of Punjab province, Pakistan.
A gender crime officer whose name was not given was abducted at gunpoint in front of Saddar Police Station gate in Muzaffargarh. However, the personnel of the City Police Station where the case of lady sub-inspector’s abduction and rape was registered have arrested the culprit.
The gender crime officer was at the police station in connection with an investigation. She was travelling in a rickshaw when a car rider blocked auto’s way a few steps away from the Saddar Police Station and the DPO House and allegedly abducted the lady sub-inspector at gunpoint.
The abductor then took the lady police officer to gardens near the Chaman Bypass and allegedly raped her. He also tortured the officer black and blue.
"The suspect, identified as Kashif, was in a car. He kidnapped the woman at gunpoint and took her to an empty plot near the Chaman Bypass,” the investigation officer said. He raped and beat her up multiple times and then fled from the crime scene.
The lady police officer was later shifted to DHQ Hospital in a serious condition. The accused was now in custody of the City Police Station and further investigation was under way.
According to a police spokesman, they have also recovered the car used in the abduction.
In a separate case, police at the Mamu Kanjan Police Station registered a case against 11 men for allegedly gang-raping a woman, Geo News reported on Sunday.
According to initial police reports, the victim, a resident of Faisalabad's Mamu Kanjan area, was on her way back to her village from another located nearby, when three men on a motorcycle seized her.
The three men forcibly took the woman on the motorbike to a nearby lake where they took turns to rape her in a field, said police. The men also called their accomplices, who also allegedly raped the woman before escaping the scene.
Police have registered a case at the Mamu Kanjan Police Station, at the woman's complaint, against the 11 unidentified suspects and have begun investigations.
A 26-year-old British-Pakistani woman, who recently returned to Lahore to attend her father's funeral, was allegedly raped by a close family friend in the city’s Wahdat Colony area, a local media reported on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said last year he wanted to introduce the penalty amid a national outcry over increasing offences and the specific case of a mother of two driving along a major highway who was dragged out of her car and raped by two men at gunpoint.
"We have amended the criminal law, and decided that the chemical castration clause will be taken out," Maleeka Bukhari, parliamentary secretary on law, told a news conference in Islamabad on Friday.
The woman was attacked in September last year in front of her small children on the side of a motorway after her car ran out of fuel near Lahore. An outpouring of anger was further fuelled by a police chief who chided the victim for driving at night without a male companion.
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation expressed its sincere condolences and sympathy to the Indian government and to the families and relatives of the victims.