FAISALABAD/BAHAWALPUR/DERA GHAZI KHAN: Four women, between the ages of 13 and 25, were reported gang raped on Friday-Saturday. One of them died at a hospital and two were in a critical condition, doctors treating them said. The police have arrested three suspects and are looking for 11 more.
City Circle DSP Nasruallah Waraich said Azra*, a resident Rehmanabad of Sheikhupura district had been befriended by Faisal Ali, a resident of Dera Ghazi Khan.
He said Ali had been working as a daily wage worker when they met a year ago.
He said Ali had asked Azra to elope with him and live with him in his hometown.
He said the girl left home a week ago and went to meet him in Dera Ghazi Khan.
The DSP said Ali took her to a house Azra and introduced her to two of his friends, Hafiz Kamal Anwar and Muhammad Shahid. He said the girl was tied up and raped.
The DSP said on Friday night when the girl fainted, Ali took her to a hospital and told doctors that she was his wife.
He said the doctor treating the girl soon realised that what story her injuries told and informed hospital administration that the girl had been raped and the hospital staff called the police. He said
The DSP said the men had been arrested and had confessed. He said the girl later died. Rape was confirmed in her medical report, he added.
Separately, a 13-year-old girl was assaulted by some men in Bahawalpur.
Hussain Akram, a resident of Chak 126P told Manthaar police that his 13-year-old daughter was abducted by Arshad and an unidentified man when she was returning from school.
Akram said they took her to a deserted house and tied her up.
He said first they beat her and then raped her.
He told the police that after she fainted, the men brought her back home and threw her out of the car at the entrance.
He said the girl was taken to a hospital where doctors said she was in a critical condition.
Manthaar police have registered a case Akram’s complaint and started search for the suspect.
In another incident, two women were gang raped in separate incidents near Tandlianwala police station.
Muhammad Arshad told newsmen that his 15-year-old niece was alone at home when seven men broke into their house. He said the men took her away on gun point and tried to rape her. He said when she resisted, the men beat her.
He said when she fainted, they raped her. He said they then dropped her near her house and fled.
He said he took his niece to a hospital where doctors treating her said her condition was serious. The police have registered a complaint against one Yaseen and six unidentified men.
Separately, some unidentified men three men broke into the house of a 25-year-old woman and assaulted her. Police said when the woman started screaming, the men fled.
A police spokesman said her medical report was awaited.