SAHIWAL: A woman was raped during a robbery on road near village 14/SP in Pakpattan.

Police registered a case under Section 376 and Section 392 of the PPC based on a complaint by the woman against the suspect, a resident of Farid Kot, and his two unidentified accomplices.

The FIR says the woman, a resident of Musawala, was returning home on a motorcycle with her neighbour and his wife from Sulemanki when three armed men stopped them. The robbers snatched their mobile phones and cash.

Later, one of the robbers took her to an adjacent paddy field and raped her while his accomplices stood guard. The woman’s cries for help eventually alerted some villagers that made the robbers flee the scene. The woman identified one of the assailants.

Pakpattan DPO Tariq Walayat told Dawn that police were awaiting medical report. Police suspect that there may be some enmity between the parties involved.

SUICIDE: A convict, identified as Afzal, committed suicide by hanging himself in Block 7 of Central Prison, Pakpattan.

Prison officers found Afzal’s body hanging with a rope. Afzal had been convicted in a drug trafficking case and had already served 10 years of his sentence.

Published in Dawn, June 23rd, 2024

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