MUZAFFARGARH: Layyah district police claimed on Friday to have detained two of the 12 suspects allegedly involved in gang rape of a girl and videotaping the episode.

A resident of Layyah had told police that on Aug 5, the 12 suspects, eight of them nominated and four unidentified, took his daughter to an unidentified place near the Thal Medical College at gunpoint, gang-raped and tortured her, besides videotaping the gruesome incident.

On his complaint, Layyah police registered a case and formed police teams to arrest the suspects.

According to police, two of the nominated suspects have been taken into custody and investigation into the matter has been initiated.

Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi and Punjab Police Inspector General Faisal Shahkar took notice of the incident and directed immediate arrest of the suspects.

South Punjab Additional IG Dr Ehsan Sadiq ordered constitution of two special police teams that are conducting raids to arrest the remaining suspects.

A joint investigation team has also been formed to investigate the incident.

Police said the samples of the rape survivor had been sent to the forensic lab.

A press release issued by spokesperson of Punjab police on Friday says all aspects of the incident are being examined and the investigation teams are working in the light of circumstantial and forensic evidences.

Published in Dawn, August 13th, 2022

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