Security forces fail to arrest suspects involved in motorway gang rape incident

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Suspects involved in motorway rape incident still at large

LAHORE (Dunya News) – Despite passage of three days, the security personnel have failed to arrest the suspects who raped and looted a woman infront of her children on motorway near Gujjarpura.

According to details, the concerned authorities have shortlisted over 70 people with criminal records and their location at the time of the incident is also being monitored. Detectives have also been hired for the inspection of footprints collected from the crime scene.

In a statement, Inspector General of Punjab (IG) Inam Ghani told that traditional and advance techniques are being used to investigate the case. Suspicious points have been mark around 5 kilometers from the incident site, he went on to say.

PM Imran Khan takes notice of Lahore motorway rape incident

Prime Minister Imran Khan took notice of recent sexual assault crimes reported in Lahore and Karachi, specifically the rape of a woman on Lahore Ring Road and murder of a 5-year-old child after being raped in Karachi.

Federal Minister Faisal Vawda called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in which the political and national situation was discussed in detail.

Faisal Vawda raised the issue of Marwa, the 5 year old girl who was killed after being raped in Karachi and another rape incident that took place with a woman on Lahore Ring Road late Wednesday night.

Taking note of these incidents, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that such crimes are extremely shameful for any civilized society, law enforcement agencies have been tasked with arresting the culprits at the earliest.

 Committees formed to investigate incident

Punjab government constituted a high level committee to investigate the motorway rape case

The committee will be headed by Punjab Law Minister Raja Basharat while Additional Chief Secretary Home Department Momin Agha, Additional IG Special Branch, DIG Investigation Punjab and DG Forensic Science Agency will be the other members.

The committee has been tasked to complete the investigation within three days and submit the report to Chief Minister Usman Buzdar.

IG Punjab Inam Ghani has also formed a six-member special investigation committee to investigate the Motorway rape case.

DIG Investigation Lahore Shahzada Sultan will head the committee while SSP Investigation Lahore Zeeshan Asghar, RO Special Branch Lahore Jahanzeb Nazir, RO CTD Lahore Naseebullah Khan, SP CIA Lahore Asim Iftikhar and in charge Gender Crimes Civil Lines Lahore Miss Fiza Azam will be the other members of the committee.

Culprits of motorway gang rape will be apprehended soon: Usman Buzdar

Chief Minister (CM) Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar said that the perpetrators of Lahore motorway gang rape will be arrested soon.

While talking exclusively to Dunya News in program ‘Dunya Kamran Khan Kay Sath’, the CM said that the area where the incident took place has been geo-fenced.

We cannot neglect our duties. On this incident, we have formed a committee headed by the Home Secretary. Whatever the outcome, we will present it to the nation, he added.

"We will soon arrest the culprits," he said. Every aspect of this incident will be investigated, we will not run away from our duties, he assured.

Rape victim should ve been more careful, taken safer route: CCPO Lahore

Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Umar Sheikh said while speaking exclusively to Dunya News that the culprits involved in motorway rape incident will be arrested within 48 hours.

The CCPO noted that the affected family departed Defence Area of Lahore after midnight and took Motorway route instead of GT Road, that too without adequate fuel.

“The woman called her brother instead of police and her brother telephoned the motorway police at 130 to send a police mobile.

“There are three villages within the five kilometer radius of the incident spot. The suspects broke the glass window of the victim’s car. Blood samples have been taken from the glass. Latest technology of rural and urban police is being used in the investigation.”