Mehwish Hayat calls for public hanging of rapists

By: News Desk      Published: 04:06 PM, 11 Sep, 2020
Mehwish Hayat calls for public hanging of rapists

Superstar Mehwish Hayat has strongly reacted to the tragic incident of gang-rape at Lahore Motorway, saying ‘Are we living in a civilised society or a jungle?’

Taking to Instagram, she shared a picture and wrote:  “How come in Singapore women are safe to walk home alone even at 4am? Why can’t we have the same sense of security here?!”

She further added, “Are we living in a civilised society or a jungle? Scream all you want abt #PublicHangingOfRapists- nothing will happen till the mindset changes! #motorwayincident,” the actress said.

Mehwish also shared a silent message in her Instagram story demanding the public hanging of the perpetrators.

However, Punjab government spokesperson Mussarat Cheema said police had arrested 12 men suspected of involvement in the alleged gang-rape of a woman on the Lahore-Sialkot motorway.

Two "robbers" allegedly raped the woman at gunpoint in Gujjarpura area on Wednesday while she was waiting for help on the motorway after her car developed a fault.

A police official said as the woman crossed the toll plaza on the Lahore-Sialkot motorway, her car stalled either due to a shortage of petrol or some fault.

Meanwhile, she got a call from a relative in Gujranwala, who asked her to call the police helpline for help while he also left home to reach her. When he reached the location, he found the woman terrified with her clothes stained with blood.