LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and IG have announced a reward for the team that arrested the main accused in the motorway case.
According to the spokesman of Punjab Police, Abid Malhi, the main accused in the motorway abuse case, was arrested through scientific investigation.
A press release issued by the Central Police Office said that a special investigation team headed by DIG Shahzada Sultan worked day and night while SP CIA Asim Iftikhar played a key role in the arrest of the accused.
According to the Central Police Office, raids were carried out in nine districts, including Lahore, for the arrest of the accused.
It may be recalled that Abid, the main accused in the motorway rape case, was arrested from Faisalabad yesterday.
Background of the incident
On September 9, a woman was gang-raped on a motorway in the Gujjarpura area of Lahore.
The two men smashed the windshield of a car parked on the motorway, pulled out the woman and her children, cut a net around the motorway and took them all to nearby bushes, and then raped the woman in front of the children.
According to the FIR, a woman from Gujranwala was returning to Gujranwala from Lahore with her two children in her car at around 1.30 pm when her car ran out of petrol on Ring Road near Gujjarpura.
The woman was waiting for her husband after stopping the car on the motorway due to running out of petrol. The first woman called one of her relatives. The relative asked to call the motorway police.
When the vehicle was stopped, the woman also called the motorway police, but the motorway police reportedly said no one was on emergency duty.
According to sources, the woman received a reply on the motorway helpline that no one has been allotted the Gujratpura bat yet.
According to the FIR, two armed men came from the forest adjacent to the motorway and smashed the car window and forcibly took the woman and her children to a nearby forest where the robbers raped the woman in front of the children. They snatched gold jewelery and cash and fled.
When the woman’s condition deteriorated, she was admitted to the hospital and a case was registered by the police on the complaint of the woman’s relative.
According to the police, the medical test of the raped woman proved that she had been raped.