Thursday December 02, 2021

Faisalabad gang-rape survivor's mother accuses police of deliberate delays

Faisalabad police neither arresting suspects nor including charge of sexual abuse in the FIR, survivor's mother claims

By Web Desk
March 21, 2021
The News/via

  • Survivor's widowed mother accuses Faisalabad police of deliberately delaying action against the culprits.
  • Mother claims Faisalabad police have neither provided the medico-legal report nor sent DNA samples to PFSA in Lahore for forensic testing.
  • At least two men allegedly gang-raped a young woman with a mental disability in Faisalabad's Haji Abad neighbourhood.

FAISALABAD: The widowed mother of a survivor of an alleged gang-rape has accused the local police of deliberately delaying proceedings and legal action against the culprits in the sexual assault case.

Two men had reportedly sexually assaulted a young woman with a mental disability  in Faisalabad's Haji Abad neighbourhood, with authorities saying a first information report (FIR) was registered against the suspects at the Nishatabad Police Station.

However, the survivor's mother claimed that the police were neither arresting the suspected individuals nor including any charge of sexual abuse in the FIR.

The woman's mother said an examination to confirm the sexual assault took place three days ago but Faisalabad police have not provided the medico-legal report.

Faisalabad police had not even sent the DNA samples to the Punjab Forensic Science Agency (PFSA) in Lahore for further tests, she further claimed.