Who is Abid Ali, key accused in Lahore Motorway rape case?

By: News Desk      Published: 09:09 PM, 12 Sep, 2020
Who is Abid Ali, key accused in Lahore Motorway rape case?
Alleged rapists Abid Ali (L) and Waqar-ul-Hassan.–File photo

Abid Ali, the main accused in the Lahore Motorway gang rape case, has been involved in crimes like theft, robbery, murder and rape in the past, according to people of his own village. 

Talking to a team of 24NewsHD TV that visited Abid Ali’s village to ascertain facts about him, people of his native village, Chak-260 HR in Fort Abbas Tehsil, said that victims in most cases had reconciled with Abid Ali due to the fear factor. They said that Abid Ali started criminal activities in his own area and he has been involved in criminal activities for a long time. 

The locals said that Abid Ali had the backing of local political people and he left his village five years ago due to the fear of the local police. Abid Ali, son of Akbar, was named in a case (13/264) registered in Fort Abbas Police Station. Besides Abdi Ali, his four accomplices were also named in this case. In this case, Abid Ali and his accomplices had allegedly raped a woman and her daughter. Abid Ali had also murdered a man in a row over land apparently owned by his maternal uncle.