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Gang rape of students confirmed

ISLAMABAD: Medical examination on Thursday confirmed that two students who were abducted on Wednesday were gang raped and tortured, sources told Dawn.

They also said one of the accused had been arrested and police were hunting for the other five men.

Police sources on Wednesday had said K.B. S.B., and A.B., students of a local school, were abducted by some people and taken to a property office at Jhang Syedan and subjected to gang rape. However, the police in their FIR on Thursday mentioned the names of only two students.

The sources quoted the medical report as suggesting that S.B. and K.B. were gang raped, and the former was subjected to rape several time besides being tortured. The sources said her condition was critical and she was still in hospital under doctors’ observation.

Meanwhile, the police arrested a man from near the property office for his alleged involvement in the case. Four persons, including the property dealer whose office was allegedly used for the crime, were also detained. Over 30 other persons were also rounded up for interrogation. The victims have nominated six persons for subjecting them to gang rape. The police said the victims were abducted at gunpoint by two car riders who brought them to the three-room property office.

They were subjected to rape by the five friends and the property dealer for hours.

Meanwhile, the deputy commissioner Islamabad, who was asked by the interior minister to conduct a judicial inquiry into the incident, submitted his report to the minister.