FAISALABAD: A woman was raped allegedly by 13 men on Thursday, Rodala Road police said.
They said the suspects had apparently drugged the woman before she was raped.
The woman was recovered from a field by some passers-by and taken to a hospital, where doctors said that she would likely survive.
Doctors treating her said that they suspected that the woman had been raped.
A complaint was registered with the police by the woman’s husband who said that his wife sold bangles in Chak 275-GB, Maddona.
He said that on Thursday, when his wife did not return home, he went to look for her and learnt that some people had found her lying in a field and had taken her to a hospital.
He said he had rushed to the hospital, where his wife had told him that 13 men, two of whom she had identified, had dragged her into a field on her way back.
She told him that they had forced her to consume liquor and raped her when she got intoxicated.
Some passers-by heard her shout for help and rushed to her rescue. On seeing them, she said, the men fled. She said she was not in a condition to speak.
Talking to The Express Tribune, her husband said that he would make an appeal to the chief minister if the suspects were not arrested. He said two of them had been identified by his wife. He said he feared for his family as the two men came from an influential family in the village.
The Rodala Road station house officer told The Express Tribune that a police team had been formed to make the arrests. He said the police were waiting for the woman’s medico-legal examination report.