Motorway gang-rape victim identifies both accused
The police sources said main accused Abid Malhi and co-accused Shafqat brought in front of the woman victim where she identified both the accused rapists involved in the horrific incident that shocked the whole country and drew widespread condemnation.
According to CIA SP Asim Iftikhar, who was transferred now after having a row with CCPO Omer Sheikh, the main accused Abid Ali was arrested in Manga Mandi after a search operation. However, it emerged that Abid Malhi surrendered to the police on his father’s request.
On September 9, the two accused armed with guns gang-raped the 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 the roadside as it ran 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 woman 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.