The police forces have made another progress in the motorway gang-rape case by arrested two men who had allegedly used the ATM card of the victimized woman. Police said that both men had attempted to withdraw transactions from the ATM card of the gang-rape victim. Sources closer to investigators told a private TV channel that DNA samples of the accused persons have been collected which are being matched with the victim woman.
In a major breakthrough, police claimed to have arrested two suspects who used the ATM card of a woman who was gang-raped on Lahore-Sialkot Motorway two days ago, media reported.#lahoremotorwayincident #lahoremotorway #Pakistan #CCPOLahore #Lahore
— Business Recorder (@brecordernews) September 11, 2020
It emerged that the investigators also decided to collect DNA samples of more men from three villages located in the suburban areas of the crime scene. Sources said that the investigators are likely to get some reports today of DNA samples of six suspected men that had been collected at Punjab Forensic Science Agency (PFSA) after the next day of the incident.
The police department will send DNA samples of 70 men and the gang-rape victim to PFSA, whereas, the forensic authorities have acquired special chemical from Dubai for completing the sampling process, added sources.
Earlier in the day, police officials have also found some of the valuables looted from the woman after she was gang-raped on the outskirts of Lahore.
The woman, a resident of Lahore’s Defence Housing Authority (DHA), was on her way along with her children from Lahore to Gujranwala via M-II when she was waylaid and gang-raped in the Gujjarpura area.
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According to the police, the victim woman’s gold ring and wrist were found in the fields where she was taken by two unidentified men along with her children at gunpoint and was raped. The attackers had taken Rs100,000 cash and other valuables of the victim with them while fleeing.
The police have completed geofencing of three places and searched villages lying within five kilometers radius of the crime scene. At least 14 people have been arrested in the rape case, according to sources.
PML-N demands resignation of CCPO Lahore
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Marriyum Aurangzeb on Friday has demanded the incumbent government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to fire Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Umar Sheikh over his controversial statement regarding the motorway rape case.
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While talking to the media, the PML-N leader said that the CCPO should be sacked for blaming the victim for the incident just to hide their own incompetence. CCPO Umar Sheikh had stated that the victim was taking Pakistan as France, she expressed anger.
Strongly condemn the reprehensible gang rape that occurred on the motorway. On top the insensitive remarks by CCPO Lahore were idiotic & deplorable. Public servants have to be extra careful. They must show empathy as they have been chosen to serve, not to rule.
— Ali Haider Zaidi (@AliHZaidiPTI) September 11, 2020
The reaction came after CCPO blamed the victim of leaving the house at midnight and taking the Motorway route instead of GT Road 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,” he told.