LAHORE: Three men gang-raped a woman after taking her two-year-old daughter hostage in Garhi Shahu and police are searching for them.
The investigation officer reported on Friday, that a rickshaw driver, recognized as Saif, lured a woman from Mughalpura, in the hope of a job.
The officer said, “On August 26, Saif took the woman and her daughter to an empty plot in Garhi Shahu. Two other suspects were already there. The suspects held the child hostage at gunpoint and raped the woman one by one.”
The three men fled after committing the crime. An FIR under sections 375A [rape] and 376 [punishment for rape] of the Pakistan Penal Code has been registered. A special police team is responsible to find the accused as early as possible. The victim’s medical tests have been taken.
Earlier in 2020, Two sisters were abducted and allegedly gang-raped in Faisalabad.
Police registered a case against 15 people, including three women, for their involvement in the abduction and alleged rape of girls.
According to police, the case was registered at the request of the mother of the victim girls.
She said that the two daughters were abducted from their home on September 11 and gang-raped after being forced to drink intoxicants.
Pakistan’s laws about rape
Rape is a criminal offense in Pakistan. The description and punishment for this crime are mentioned under Sections 375 and 376 of the Pakistan Penal Code.
- According to the law, a man is said to commit rape when he has sexual intercourse with a woman under circumstances falling under any of the five following descriptions:
- Against her will
- Without her consent
- Obtaining consent by threatening her with death being hurt
- When the man knows that he is not married to her and that the consent is given because she believes that the man is another person to whom she is or believes herself to be married
- With or without her consent when she is under 16 years of age.
According to the law, rapists, which are convicted will be in jail for 10 years or more than 25 years, along with a fine.