Teenage Girl Falls Prey to Gang-Rape, Drug and Assault
LAHORE: A group of men drugged and raped a teenage girl in the Mall Road area here on Saturday after abducting her from Multan Chungi area of provincial capital city, police said.
The 15-year-old victim when brought to Services Hospital, initial medical reports of indicate that the girl was subjected to rape.
The teenager, resident of Multan Road, was first kidnapped by unidentified men before she was taken to a guest house in the Mall Road area, said Station House Officer (SHO) Ahmad Usman.
"The girl was drugged and later six to eight men gang-raped her," added SHO Usman.
The victim was also tortured physically, stated the SHO.
After raping her, the perpetrators messaged her family to come and pick her up from the spot.
Police has arrested six suspects in connection with the gang-rape while two to three main suspects have managed to flee, stated the SHO. Though another reports suggest that ten people including three police personnel have been arrested in the case.
The main accused, PML-N Additional Secretary General Youth Wing Mian Adnan Sanaullah, is absconding in the case.
"Raids are being conducted to arrest all the accused in the case," said DIG Operations Haider Ashraf.
The victim, an 8th grade student, is receiving treatment in a hospital.
Rape is notoriously difficult to prosecute in Pakistan. In April 2011, the Supreme Court had upheld the acquittal of five men sentenced to death in Pakistan's most famous rape case, that of Mukhtar Mai.
Mai was gang raped in 2002 on the orders of a village council as punishment, after her brother, who was aged just 12 at the time, was accused of having illicit relations with a woman from a rival clan.
A local court had sentenced six men to death, but a higher court acquitted five of them in March 2005, and commuted the sentence for the main accused, Abdul Khaliq, to life imprisonment.
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