LAHORE: Comments by the lead police investigator suggesting that the victim of a gang rape in Pakistan that occurred along one of the country’s most secure highways was to blame have spurred cries of outrage. Investigators say the victim left her home with her two children in Lahore and was driving when her car ran out of fuel around 1.30am. She called a relative and a helpline for the highway police, but before they arrived, two men approached, broke the car's windows, and dragged the woman and her children to a field beside the highway, where she was gang raped. Twelve suspects had been arrested so far, Musarrat Cheema, spokesperson for the government of Punjab province, said on Twitter. Prime Minister Imran Khan said in a statement on Twitter he was following the case closely and had asked investigators for the “arrest and sentencing of those involved in the incident as soon as possible”, adding that his government would look into how to strengthen laws to deal with an apparent increase in cases involving the rape of women and children. On Thursday, Omar Sheikh, the lead investigator in the case, said in a TV news programme that the victim should… Read full this story
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