Mother and daughter identify their rapists in an identification parade
According to media reports, a mother and her daughter were allegedly gang-raped by a rickshaw driver and his accomplice on Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Avenue on the 22nd of August. After the harrowing incident, the disheveled women went to a police station to report the crime.
FIR of the incident
The FIR details the 35-year-old mother, telling the police that she and her 15-year-old daughter had reached Lahore from Vehari in a bus on the 22nd of August at around 10 pm. She said:
We hailed a green-colored rickshaw at the Thokar bus terminal to travel to my sister’s house in Officers Colony, Saddar Cantonment Board.
The FIR reads:
The rickshaw driver and another man in the vehicle instead took us to a deserted place on LDA Avenue and raped my daughter and me.
An investigation into the matter ensued. Using the evidence shared by the two women, the suspects were arrested under Section 376 (punishment for rape) of the Pakistan Penal Code. Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Ghulam Mahmood Dogar said:
The suspects had past criminal records and were involved in multiple rape cases. Suspect Umar Farooq is a habitual offender, while Munsib has been involved in other crimes.
According to the Investigation Officer Muhammad Sarwar, the victims were brought in for an identification parade to the Chung police station on Saturday, where the women were asked to pick out the suspects. Sources state that the distressed mother and daughter identified the suspects.
Following the identification, both the suspects — Umar Farooq and Munsib — were incarcerated at the district jail, Chung.
An anti-terrorism court called upon the Investigation Officer to share the details of the case. The Deputy Prosecutor General Abdul Jabbar Dogar appeared on behalf of the state during the court hearing. The court summoned the suspects on the 30th of August to conduct legal proceedings against them.
The court proceedings of the case are currently underway, but the mother and daughter are hopeful that the court will soon come to a verdict and the criminals
would will be punished.
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