Lahore, September 13
One of the 2 suspects within the gang-rape of a girl in a desolate freeway in central Punjab province surrendered earlier than police on Sunday and denied any involvement within the case that has sparked countrywide outrage.
The police are but to nab the prime suspect within the rape of the lady who was attacked and assaulted in entrance of her three kids after her automotive broke down on the Lahore-Sialkot motorway close to Gujjarpura space on Wednesday.
The lady in her criticism alleged that two robbers raped her at gunpoint in entrance of her kids whereas she was ready for assistance on the motorway after her automotive developed a fault.
The incident sparked widespread outrage and condemnation. A variety of demonstrations ensued in Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar and different components of the nation towards the incident demanding the Imran Khan authorities to present exemplary punishment to the culprits and guarantee safety of ladies.
Suspect Waqarul Hasan on Sunday surrendered to the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) and informed that he was not concerned on this heinous crime.
“A SIM whose data came in geo-fencing is used by my brother-in-law and he has links with prime suspect Abid Ali,” Hasan informed police.
His mom on TV additionally appealed to the prime minister to make sure justice on this case as her son was “harmless “ and he had surrendered earlier than police after the federal government declared him as a suspect on this case.
Police have determined to conduct his DNA take a look at.
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, ministers Basharat Raja, Fayyazul Hasan Chohan, particular assistant to the PM Shahbaz Gill and Inspector General of Police Inam Ghani had declared in a presser on Saturday that the federal government had had traced the “real culprits – Abid Ali (prime suspect) and Waqarul Hasan (his accomplice)” within the case.
They claimed that DNA of Abid Ali had been matched which was taken from the garments of the sufferer.
Interestingly, the federal government had claimed that the suspects had been recognized by way of “scientific evidence”. The opposition has demanded to arrest “real culprits” and ensure no harmless is nabbed to launch the general public strain.
IGP Ghani had informed the presser that the prime suspect had been recognized as Abid Ali, 27, a resident of Fort Abbas of Bahawalnagar, some 400 km from Lahore.
“Abid Ali’s DNA has been matched and police will soon arrest him and his accomplice Waqarul Hasan. Ali was also involved in a gang-rape of a woman and her daughter back in 2013 in his residential area,” he mentioned.
Ali was caught however later launched from jail after the affected household pardoned him underneath strain. Police on Sunday additionally arrested father and two brothers of Ali.
The lady returned from France alongside together with her kids a couple of months in the past the place she lived together with her husband.
The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf authorities has additionally been underneath immense public strain to take away newly-appointed Lahore police chief Umer Shiekh for his uncalled “victim shaming”.
Sheikh had mentioned that the lady shouldn’t have travelled late evening alongside together with her kids.
Hundreds of individuals gathered at Lahore’s Liberty Roundabout on Saturday night to carry an illustration, demanding security and safety for girls. — PTI