LAHORE: Another incident has taken place on the Lahore-Islamabad motorway as the robbers blocked the road and looted several passengers.
The dacoits robbed people by cutting down trees on the motorway, 3 km from Sheikhupura. They tried to stop the vehicles by throwing bushes on the motorway.
According to sources, the passengers informed the motorway police but there was no response. The robbers continued to shoot and loot car tyres on the motorway. During the incident, they misheard the siren of the ambulance as a police’s siren and fled immediately.
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Later, the motorway police reached the spot. On the other hand, the Lahore Motorway abuse case is raising questions on the security of the motorway. It has been six months since the Lahore-Sialkot Motorway became operational but no measures have been taken on security.
It may be recalled that a woman was gang-raped on the motorway in the Gujjar Pura area of Lahore yesterday. The victim was returning to Gujranwala from Lahore in her car with her two children when two unidentified persons gang-raped her on the motorway, snatching gold jewelry and cash, and fled.
According to reports, two men broke the glass of a car on the motorway and took the woman and her children out, after which they took them to nearby bushes and allegedly raped the woman in front of the children.