MURREE: A 25-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped in a hotel near Bhurban.

The Murree police have registered a case based on the woman’s complaint, the FIR for which is available with Dawn. The police also took her to the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital (THQ) for a medical report, and has begun searching for the suspect.

THQ medical superintendent Dr Abdul Salam Abbasi said that the initial medical report confirmed the assault. It has been sent to a laboratory for further evaluation, which is an essential requirement.

According to the woman’s statement on which the FIR was registered, she answered a phone call from the suspect, who asked her to come to a road.

When she did, he took her in his car to a hotel on Bhurban Chowk, where he raped her. He then called three other people who also raped her.

Murree SHO Malik Naeem told Dawn that according to the FIR, the suspect fled from the scene when she began shouting.

He said the police have registered a separate case against the hotel administration for opening the hotel, as the government has ordered all such establishments closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Published in Dawn, March 29th, 2020