RAWALPINDI: A woman who had come from Lahore for a job was allegedly raped in the garrison city.
The victim, a mother of two, reported to Race Course police that she and her family were in a department store when they were approached by a man distributing property advertisement pamphlets.
She said she took a pamphlet and informed her husband about the advertisement who later contacted a man for seeking further details. The man told her husband to come to Rawalpindi as he could arrange a job for her in his project.
Later, she along with her husband and children set out for Rawalpindi and reached Saddar where the man was waiting for them in a black car. Upon reaching Saddar, the man asked her husband to stay there with his children as he would be taking his wife for an interview and coming back soon.
She said she was taken to a hotel situated on Peshawar Road and asked to stay at the reception until she is called for an interview. She said although she resisted going into a hotel room, she was taken to a room where she was asked to wait, adding the suspect locked the door from inside, raped her and escaped.
She said as he was escaping, she shouted and tried to catch him but he was able to flee.
Police said medical examination of the victim was carried out and the suspect was arrested by Race Course police. He will be produced before a court of law for remand custody.
Published in Dawn, September 23rd, 2021