Pakistan motorway gang-rape case still shrouded in darkness

Frustration among the public in Pakistan kistwas touching a new high as investigators failed to report any breakthrough almost 72 hours after the gang-rape of a woman on the motorway near here

Sep 12, 2020
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Frustration among the public in Pakistan kistwas touching a new high as investigators failed to report any breakthrough almost 72 hours after the gang-rape of a woman on the motorway near here.

There were red herrings galore on Friday and no solid leads were found. The biggest disappointment came when news run by some television channels that two men had been picked up after the ATM card of the 32-year-old victim of the gang-rape had been used at a bank, turned out to be false.

The card had been taken away along with other valuables and cash after the woman, a French national, had been attacked on the outskirts of Lahore in the early hours of Wednesday, Sept 9, after her car ran out of fuel. A couple of armed men allegedly beat up her and her two children travelling with her. The attackers then took them into the adjacent fields where they raped the woman.

Following the outrage of Thursday, the government on Friday did appear to be making an effort. However, unless the details of any leads found by several investigation agencies involved were kept concealed from the curious, on-the-edge Pakistanis, the official display betrayed little more than nervous energy.

https://www.dawn.com/news/1579174/motorway-gang-rape-case-still-shrouded-in-darkness

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