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Woman allegedly gang-raped on New Year’s Eve in Islamabad

A woman was allegedly gang-raped in Islamabad on New Year’s Eve by four men, police told.

The incident took place within the jurisdiction of the Sihala police station on Dec 31.

Amna*, who hails from Bahawalnagar, was living with her husband in a rented house in Ghuari Town, Islamabad.

“My husband is a tailor. He doesn’t earn a lot so I had been looking for work to support ourselves and make ends meet,” Amna said in her First Investigation Report (FIR).

She told the police that she had gone to meet a man for a job interview.

“A week ago, I met Suspect A, who gave me his mobile number and told me about a school he runs in Sihala. He then asked me to give him my CV and said he will hire me as a teacher in his school,” Amna further said in her FIR.

“Suspect A called me for an interview in Sihala near the railway tracks on Dec 31. I reached the venue by 4pm. He then took me to a house nearby,” she said, alleging once they went inside the house, the accused made unwanted advances on her and tried to make her drink alcohol.

“He threatened me when I refused to have drinks with him,” she added.

“Soon after, three other men joined us,” Amna said, claiming the men introduced themselves as MNA Suspect B, SHO Suspect C and Judge Suspect D from Muzaffarabad.

Amna alleged the four men started drinking and raped her repeatedly.

She escaped the house around 6am when the four accused had fallen asleep.

An initial medical examination was conducted and the evidence collected was sent to Islamabad’s Polyclinic Hospital for further examination.

A case was registered against all four accused and Suspect A has been taken into custody. Further investigation is underway.

*Name of victim has been changed to protect identity.

Names of suspects have been redacted.

Courtesy : Dawn News

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