Woman ‘gang-raped’ by armed men in husband’s presence in Chiniot

01:44 PM | 4 Apr, 2021
Woman ‘gang-raped’ by armed men in husband’s presence in Chiniot
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CHINIOT – Armed men allegedly gang-raped a woman in presence of his husband near Aminpur Road in the Bhavana area of Chiniot city.

Police have registered a case against the heinous crime. The complainant Zakaullah said armed men, Javed Tahir and Fazal, stopped their motorbike and took his wife, Asma Bibi, on gunpoint and sexually assaulted her.

The victim's family has demanded Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and DPO Chiniot to look into the matter and hold the culprits accountable.

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