OKARA: A married woman was gang-raped by four unidentified gunmen late on Sunday in a house robbery at Adda Sahlowal locality on Depalpur-Kasur Road.

The gang also took away cash and valuables from the house.

The first information report by the head of the family states the family was asleep in the courtyard when seven gunmen broke into the house, locked them in a room and collected cash, gold ornaments, mobile phones, complainant’s identity card and other valuables from the house.

Then, four gunmen gang-raped complainants’ wife and also snatched gold ornaments from the rape survivor and escaped.

As the family raised an alarm, locals alerted the police which shifted the rape survivor to the tehsil headquarters hospital for medical examination and collected samples for laboratory test.

Regional Police Officer Tariq Abbas Qureshi, District Police Officer Umer Saeed Malik and SP Shamsul Haq Durrani with police teams rushed to the crime site.

Sevens police teams under the Depalpur DSP and CIA staff in charge have been formed to probe into the crime, collect data on area’s hardened criminals, mobile phones besides sketch making. Also, foot trackers have been engaged to identify the foot print of the suspects.

Last week, a seminar titled ‘The crime against women is intolerable’ by the district police was told that 651 cases involving women as victims had been registered in the district this year. Though the trial in all cases is going on, none has been convicted so far.

Chief Minister Usman Buzdar also took notice of the incident and directed the inspector general of police to gather the details of the incident and trace the criminals in three days.

Depalpur Sadar police registered a case against seven armed accomplices U/S 395 and 376 of the PPC.

KILLED: Two motorcyclists were killed and a woman, all residents of 13/1L, suffered injuries when their motorcycle hit an animal roaming along the road.

Rescue 1122 said Ghulam Mohyuddin, 20, with Faqir Muhammad, 65, and a relative woman was riding a motorcycle when near village 18/1L, the motorcycle and the animal collided. The three people were injured and of them Mohyuddin and Faqir died at hospital while the injured woman was being treated at the Renala Khurd Rural Health Centre.

Published in Dawn, September 22nd, 2020

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