MUZAFFARGARH: Police claim to have arrested five robbers who gang-raped a woman at a house a month ago and the very next day, shot dead a girl’s brother and injured her father for stopping them from harassing her in Khangarh.
The rape incident took place on June 13 and the murder the next morning.
South Punjab Additional IG Dr Ehsan Sadiq gave a task to police who arrested the suspects on Thursday. Police said that on June 13, five robbers gang-raped a woman at Mauza Tabi Bhattian where they came to remove transformers from a fish farm.
A farm worker said the robbers tried to steal transformers but failed and stormed his house where they raped his wife.
Police said the gangsters harassed a girl the very next day when she was strolling in the morning. They said girl’s father Abdul Shakoor, brother Ghafoor and another person, Muhammad Hussain, came to her rescue and caught a motorcyclist but the pillion opened fire as a result of which Ghafoor was killed while Shakoor and Hussain were injured. The injured were shifted to the Nishtar Hospital, Multan.
DPO Tariq Wilayat reached the spot and ordered IT and forensic teams to collect evidence.