Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for public hanging and chemical erosion of rapists as authorities arrested another man in the rape case of a woman on a popular highway in Punjab province last week.
Was a woman rape In front of her children after refueling with her car on a motorway near East Lahore city.
The incident threw several protesters into the streets in several cities including Islamabad and Karachi and condemned the attack on women.
“They [rapists] Exemplary punishment should be given. In my opinion, they should be hung on the square [intersection], “Khan said.
“The way murders are classified as first degree, second degree, and third degree, rape should also be classified as such, and first grade rapists should be completely racist and incapacitated.”
Last Thursday, police took 15 people for questioning.
On Sunday, one person was arrested, but denied involvement in the crime. He remains in police custody, but said his name in the case was incorrect because his SIM card was being used by a friend of his, who later turned out to be one of the suspects.
On Monday, police said they arrested one of the two attackers on suspicion of committing the crime.
Provincial Chief Minister Osman Bujdar said that the person arrested on Monday, Shafaqat Ali, has confessed to committing the crime.
Buzdar said, “His DNA matches and he has confessed to the crime. Our entire team is working to arrest the suspect Abid Ali and we hope that he will be arrested soon.”
Lahore Police Chief Omar Sheikh faced angry outrage and called for his resignation After last week’s incident, This was partly the victim’s fault after suggesting rape.
Legal expert Osama Malik told AFP news agency that the rape conviction rate could be as low as 2 percent.
Malik said, “It is even lower in cases where the minor has been raped. This is one reason why rapes are rarely reported.”
He also attributed the “disgusting wrongful attitude” of many police officers to reducing social stigma and rape cases associated with sexual offenses.
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