LAHORE: Two street beggars, aged 15 and 12, were allegedly raped by two brothers, who are fruit sellers, in the Ravi Road area on Friday.

According to the first information report, the suspects lured the girls into a ration distribution point at a factory. Once inside the factory, the suspects raped both girls.

Hearing the girls’ cries, a security guard rushed into the factory and found them in a serious condition. The suspects fled the scene.

The guard gathered bystanders and alerted the police. The girls’ relatives also arrived at the site. The police shifted the girls to a local hospital.

A police official stated that a team of forensic and police experts is investigating the case. Swabs for DNA tests are being collected, and the area’s CCTV cameras are being examined to gather clues about the fleeing suspects.

The police official said that, according to the girls’ statements, the suspects raped them repeatedly and, upon hearing their cries, attempted to placate them by suggesting they would marry them if they refrained from reporting the crime.

Published in Dawn, April 6th, 2024

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