FAISALABAD: The city police on Sunday have registered a case against 11 men for allegedly gang-raping a woman Sunday.
According to the police, the victim, a resident of Faisalabad’s Mamu Kanjan area, was on her way to her village, when three men on a motorcycle seized her. The men forcibly took the woman on the motorbike to a nearby lake where they raped her in a field.
The men also called their accomplices, who also allegedly raped the woman before fleeing. Police have registered a case at the Mamu Kanjan Police Station, at the woman’s complaint, against the 11 unidentified suspects and have begun investigating the case.
Cases of sexual violence against women in Lahore, and other parts of the country are on the rise. Last month, two men were arrested for allegedly raping a mother-daughter duo in Chung, Punjab.
Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Investigations Shariq Jamal had said that the prime suspect is accused in two other rape cases registered in Nawab Town and Haveli Lakha police stations.
The police said that the complainant and her 15-year-old daughter were gang-raped by a rickshaw driver and his companion within the vicinity of the Lahore Development Authority Avenue.
The victims, on their way to Lahore from Mailsi, had gotten off at the Thokar Niaz Beg Flyover, where they boarded a rickshaw to go to a relative’s house in Officer’s Colony, said the police.