‘Why did she select that route’: Lahore CCPO places blame on motorway rape sufferer

Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Umar Sheikh. — Twitter/Files 

Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Umar Sheikh has put the  blame on the sufferer of yesterday’s motorway gang-rape incident for selecting a  one route when she may have chosen one other.

The CCPO is ready to steer the investigation of the grotesque incident.

Talking to Dunya News on the matter, Sheikh stated that the girl had left Lahore’s Defence space at 12:30am for Gujranwala.

“I am surprised that a mother of three, a lone driver […] after leaving Defence should have taken the straight route from GT Road — a generally well-populated area,” he stated.

The CCPO stated that the sufferer ought to have “at least” checked her automotive’s gasoline tank earlier than getting on the route as there isn’t a petrol pump alongside it.

‘Nothing can rationalise the crime of rape’

Responding to the CCPO’s feedback, Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari stated that “nothing can rationalise the crime of rape”.

“For an officer to effectively blame a woman for being gang-raped by saying she should have taken the GT Road or question as to why she went out in the night with her children is unacceptable,” she stated.

“[I] have taken up this issue,” she added.

Robbers gang-rape mom of two on Motorway

On Tuesday night time, it was reported that two robbers had gang-raped a mom of two on the motorway inside Gujjarpura police’s jurisdiction.

The girl, alongside along with her two youngsters, was driving to Gujranwala in her automotive when she was pressured to cease on the Gujjarpura part of the motorway after working out of gasoline, at round 1:30am. She instantly referred to as a relative and despatched him her location. He requested her to additionally dial the Motorway Police helpline 130 from which she reportedly acquired no response.

In the meantime, two robbers approached the automotive, broke the window, and took the girl and her youngsters to close by bushes the place they raped her repeatedly in entrance of the youngsters. They additionally snatched her purse carrying Rs100,000 in money, one bracelet, automotive registration papers, and three ATM playing cards. 

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