LAHORE, July 02 : A teenage girl was allegedly raped by four armed robbers in Lahore’s Gujjarpura area on Thursday, police said.
According to the First Information Report (FIR), the girl, who used to work as compounder in a clinic, was returning from work with a doctor when the robbers stopped them on the way. The muggers took the girl to nearby fields and assaulted her. The suspects also took away valuables including cash, mobile phones and gold earrings and fled the scene.
According to an FIR registered at the Gujjarpura Police Station, the victim’s employer who was present during the robbery said that he ran a small clinic in Saggian village. He said that he had employed his neighbour, who was in her late teens, as an assistant and would accompany her to and from the clinic.
He informed that “We left the clinic at approximately 10:20 pm on July 1st( Wednesday) and were headed home, when four armed men emerged from the field and stopped us at gunpoint. He added that they robbed the two, taking his wallet and mobile phone, and the victim’s purse.
The complainant said that after robbing them, two of the armed men took the victim to the field where they subjected her to rape, while the remaining two held him at gunpoint.
They left the victim unconscious in the field and fled from the scene after stealing the keys of his motorcycle, he said, adding that before fleeing, the robbers threatened to shoot them if they made any noise.
Taking notice of the incident, Lahore CCPO Zulfiqar Hameed said that officials were currently investigating the case. He added that an inquiry committee, headed by Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) SP Asim Iftikhar, had visited the scene of the crime.
CIA Spokesperson Asad Awan said that the victim was taken to the hospital for a medical examination, and the results were awaited. He added that four suspects were also taken into custody.