A Pakistani gang causes accidents to abduct, rape women

By Awais Saleem, IANS
Tuesday, December 21, 2010

ISLAMABAD - A gang of criminals in Pakistan’s Karachi city deliberately causes an accident and then abducts women in these vehicles to loot and gangrape them, police said.

The gang is operating in up-market areas like Clifton, Defence etc., where the streets are not too thickly populated and it is easy to carry out such crimes in deserted areas,” Geo TV said Tuesday, adding that these criminals then throw the women at any public place and run away.

The activities of the gang have been brought to light by two girls, who lodged a formal complaint with police Monday.

The medical examination of the victims confirmed that they were gang-raped.

We have started investigation and will soon arrest the four accused who are on the run,” said Clifton superintendent of police Tariq Dharejo.

Chief of Citizen-Police Liaison Committee Ahmad Chinoy said: Similar incidents have been reported earlier as well but no action could be taken.”

Sindh Minister for Human Rights Nadia Gabol said: We are going to take this case to its logical end because this concerns the society and this is happening in Pakistan’s largest city in broad daylight.”

Gabol along with Sharmila Farooqi, who is advisor to the Sindh chief minister, visited the police station to press for an early action.

The incident has drawn huge attention in the Pakistani media and among human right activists. President Asif Zardari and Sindh Governor Ishrat-ul-Ibad have sought a detailed report on it.

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