RAWALPINDI: A woman was sexually assaulted by a man at gunpoint before her son on Monday, police said.

The victim in her FIR lodged with the Naseerabad police stated that she took her son to a spiritual healer in Attock as he was not feeling well. She said she had hired a taxi to go to Attock and return home at Naseerabad.

She said on way back to Rawalpindi, the taxi driver stopped the vehicle at a deserted place and held her at gunpoint and sexually assaulted her.

The suspect threatened to kill her if she disclosed it to anybody. She alleged that the suspect beat her son and also snatched her mobile phone.

The suspect dropped the woman and her son along a roadside in Chowki Hameeda area and sped off. She noted the registration number of the vehicle and informed the police.

The Naseerabad police registered an FIR after the initial medical examination report. However, the suspect is yet to be arrested.

Published in Dawn, October 6th, 2020