LAHORE: A woman waiting for transport at Jaranwala Road was allegedly taken and gang-raped by six men in Nankana Sahib on Thursday according to ARY News.
According to the news, the gang-rape incident took place on 24th September at Jaranwala Road in Nankana Sahib where the woman was waiting for commute as her bus broke down.
The woman was offered a ride by a passing by car and was later intoxicated and gang-raped by six men within the jurisdiction of Mangatwala Police Station in Nankana Sahib.
According to the police, a First Information Report (FIR) has been registered against the incident but no individuals have been taken into custody as of yet.
Chief Minister of Punjab Usman Buzdar has taken notice of the incident and asked for a report from the regional police officer while directing that the suspects be apprehended as soon as possible.
This Nankana Sahib incident occurred just a month after the Lahore motorway incident where a woman was subjected to gang-rape in front of her children when her car broke down while traveling to Gujranwala.
Violence against woman and children is increasing in the country while some of those responsible for the protection of citizen continue victim blaming such as the Lahore CCPO Umar Sheikh.
The Lahore CCPO argued that the it was the woman’s fault for leaving home at night and even questioned if she travelled after taking her husband’s permission.
However, another incident took place in Ferozewala where a wife was gang-raped in front of her husband at gunpoint and traveling with him did not make a difference or keep them safe.