OKARA: Three robbers allegedly looted a house and gang-raped a woman on Tuesday night in Makhdoompur locality of Dipalpur tehsil.

According to the first information report, a farmer and his wife were asleep in the courtyard of their house when three armed suspects entered, woke them up, and began to harass and beat the couple.

The suspects then tied up the farmer and took his wife to another room where they allegedly gang-raped her. They hurled threats at the couple before fleeing on foot with some household items.

The FIR stated that the victim’s family could identify the suspects.

After receipt of information, District Police Officer Mansoor Aman visited the victim’s house while forensic unit collected evidence from the scene.

The DPO formed six teams to arrest the suspects.

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz took notice of the incident and sought a report from the police.

On the complaint of the farmer, Dipalpur Saddar police registered a case under sections 376, 375A and 392 of the Pakistan Penal Code.

Published in Dawn, April 18th, 2024

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