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Gang-rape survivor’s mother accuses Faisalabad police of deliberate delays

FAISALABAD: The widowed mother of a survivor of an alleged gang-rape has accused the Faisalabad police of deliberately delaying proceedings and legal action against the culprits in the sexual assault case.

The survivor’s mother claimed that the police were neither arresting the suspected individuals nor including any charge of sexual abuse in the FIR.

The woman’s mother said an examination to confirm the sexual assault took place three days ago but Faisalabad police have not provided the medico-legal report.

Faisalabad police had not even sent the DNA samples to the Punjab Forensic Science Agency (PFSA) in Lahore for further tests, she further claimed.

Two men had reportedly sexually assaulted a young woman with a mental disability in Faisalabad’s Haji Abad neighborhood.

After the incident, police authorities claimed that a first information report (FIR) was registered against the suspects at the Nishatabad Police Station.

The police have started a search for the other suspects a police official said that further action would be taken against the culprits as efforts were being taken to arrest the culprits.

It is worth mentioning here that incidents of sexual abuse have been reported from the province and in a recent incident, a young girl was allegedly gang-raped by more than four people in Faisalabad.

The residents demanded IGP Punjab and other relevant authorities to take stern steps against culprits and save innocent people being victimized.