Web Desk - Police is very close to the culprits involved in raping and looting a woman at Motorway near Gujjarpura Lahore, claimed newly appointed Inspector General of Punjab Police Inam Ghani while talking to a news channel.
He said police have found an important "clue" that will lead to the accused. Ghani said, “We have done great work so far in the motorway rape case. We have located the village from which the suspects were from.” The IG informed that as many as 20 police teams were working on the case under the supervision of a deputy inspector-general.
Police also carried out geofencing in the area where the incident occurred and are awaiting the report.
On Tuesday night, two robbers had gang-raped a mother of two on the Motorway within Gujjarpura police's jurisdiction. The woman, along with her two children, was driving to Gujranwala in her car when she had to stop at the Gujjarpura section of the Motorway after running out of fuel at around 1:30am.
According to Punjab government spokeswoman Musarrat Cheema police have so far arrested 12 suspects into the alleged gang-rape of a woman at Lahore-Sialkot Motorway.
Meanwhile, Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari said that the ministry's regional office "immediately asked for an action report from the police".
PML-N President and Leader of the Opposition Shehbaz Sharif termed the incident "condemnable, shameful and saddening".
"This is [a matter of] national shame and proof of the paralysis of the entire system of implementation of the law," he said. He called for the investigation to be conducted along the lines of the Zainab case so that the suspect(s) would not be able to escape punishment during prosecution.
He also asked law enforcement agencies to work together to apprehend the suspect and get justice for the affected family.