District: (Gang rape victim threatens to commit self immolation)


SIALKOT: A gang rape victim and her widowed mother on Tuesday threatened to commit self immolation in front of the Punjab CM House in Lahore, if police did not arrested the politically influential rapists.

They said the accused were still in the village and continuously threatening them of dire consequences for reporting the matter to police. They alleged that instead of arresting the rapists, the Kotli Loharaan police was forcing the victim and her family for patch up with the accused.

According to details, village Dinga based three accused including Usman and Mudassar had abducted and gang raped a young girl Rubab Bibi (16), daughter of local widow Rubina Bibi a few days ago.

She was forcibly gang raped at a Havelli near her house by the accused, stated to be influential politically, in village Shadiwal-Kotli Loharaan here. Later, the accused fled away by considering her dead due to her critical condition after throwing her there.

Victim Rubab and her widow mother Rubina Bibi said that Kotli Loharaan police have registered their case, but was reluctant to arrest the gang rapists due to their political influence.

Both mother and daughter said that instead of arresting the rapists the police was forcing them to have patched up with accused. When contacted, the local senior police officials said that police was raiding at various places to ensure arrest of the accused.