BAHAWALNAGAR: The Dunga Bunga police claimed on Thursday to have arrested three of the five men who allegedly raped a woman on the pretext of dropping her home when she was waiting for bus at a bus stop three days ago.

According to police, five men -- residents of Khirajpura village -- abducted a woman of Pakpattan at Dunga Bunga bus stop when she was waiting for a bus to return home after taking medicine for her two-year-old son from the RHC on Aug 30. They said the men, who also belonged to the same area, offered her a lift on their motorcycles and took the woman to a deserted place where they raped her in front of her son.

Police said a case had been registered against five men on the complaint of the victim on Aug 31 and police arrested three of the suspects in this case.

PML-N ACTIVISTS: The Bakhshan Khan police have registered a case against 67 PML-N activists, seven of them nominated, on the charges of kidnapping and thrashing the PTI men in front of a mob and threatening to kill them at Chak 48 Fateh.

According to the FIR registered on the complaint of PTI worker Muhammad Rashid on Wednesday, 12 PTI workers including Nasir, Aslam, Zulfiqar and Rustam were on their way home at Chak 50 Fateh by their motorcycles on Aug 30 around 8.30pm. Meanwhile, 67 PML-N workers including Arshad, Shafiq, Talib, Rounaq, Ehsan, Shahzad and Malik Ghulam Nabi, equipped with batons and guns, stopped them near Masjid Chowk and started arguing with them over some issue.

The PML-N men threatened to kill the PTI men and also thrashed Aslam and Nasir in front of the mob. The FIR alleged that the attack was made at the behest of Malik Ghulam Nabi of PML-N.

Published in Dawn, September 2nd, 2022

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