Prime accused in Lahore Motorway rape case Abid Malhi arrested
According to CIA SP Asim Iftikhar, the main accused Abid Ali was arrested in Manga Mandi after a search operation. Police said that Abid was being brought to Lahore where his DNA test would be taken.
On September 9, two robbers allegedly raped a woman at gunpoint in Gujjarpura area of Lahore while she was waiting for help on the motorway after her car ran out of petrol.
The other accused Shafqat is already in the jail on judicial remand. Police has been tracing the prime accused since September 9, the day when he was allegedly robbed and raped a woman on motorway in Gujjurpura area of Lahore. Malhi had managed to escape police four times.
Confirming the news, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Communication Dr Shahbaz Gill on Monday announced in a tweet that Abid Malhi was arrested. He would be punished according to the law of the land, Gill added.
عابد ملہی گرفتار ہو گیا ہے۔ انشااللہ قانون کے مطابق سزا ملے گی۔— Dr. Shahbaz GiLL (@SHABAZGIL) October 12, 2020
24NewsHD TV channel reported that Gujjarpura rape case prime suspect Abid Malhi belonged to Bahawalnagar village 260HR. The 27-year-old Abid Malhi, son of Akbar Ali, was named accused in another robbery-cum-rape case number 264/13 in Fort Abbas police station.
Abid Ali was nominated in the FIR along with four others in the gang-rape incident during the robbery. The victim was gang-raped during the robbery in front of her father and mother.
On September 9, two armed men ganged raped a woman while she was waiting for help on the motorway in Gujjarpura area of Lahore. The woman, who was coming to Lahore from Gujranwala, parked her car on roadside as it rain out of fuel soon after crossing toll plaza.
When she called the National Highways and Motorway Police, she was told that the area did not fall under their jurisdiction. Meanwhile, the armed men appeared there and forced them to leave the car. Later, they took the women and her children to a nearby deserted place covered by trees where they gang-raped her in front of her children.
The criminals later fled the scene after snatching the cash and other valuable items.