Punjab police to provide security on Lahore-Sialkot Motorway

Punjab police has taken charge of providing security on Lahore-Sialkot Motorway after a woman was robbed and raped in front of her children on Tuesday night.

Inspector General of Punjab (IG) Inam Ghani has directed Special Protection Unit (SPU) and Punjab Highway Patrol (PHP) to increase the security at the Lahore-Sialkot motorway after the Tuesday night incident.

As per the details, around 250 security personnel will patrol and will be stationed at various points in the area.

The development comes as earlier, a mother of two, was travelling with her children on Sialkot-Lahore motorway along with her two children when her car ran out of fuel at the Gujjarpura section at around 1:30am on Tuesday night.

The victim had duly informed and shared her location with a relative and even tried approaching  Motorway Police via their helpline, however she received no response from the latter.

Meanwhile, two robbers approached the car, broke the window and then raped the victim repeatedly in front of her children.

The robbers also took Rs 100,000 in cash, a bracelet, car registration and three ATM cards with them.

20 police teams are working on the case including  Special Branch, CIA and Investigation Police.

The police has claimed to have identified the village where the culprits came from, meanwhile 70 people have been shortlisted and 12 have been taken into custody over their suspected involvement in robbing and raping a woman at Gujjarpura area on Sialkot-Lahore motorway.