Policewoman kidnapped, assaulted

Our correspondent

A female sub-inspector who serves as a gender crime officer in Punjab’s Muzaffargarh district was allegedly kidnapped and tortured by a man on Sunday.

Police have arrested a suspect and registered a case against him under rape and criminal intimidation charges.

According to the first information report (FIR) of the incident registered on the victim’s complaint, the sub-inspector, who is currently deputed as a gender crime officer at the City Circle police office, was called to the police station to deal with a gender crime-related case at around 12:45pm on Saturday.

When she got off a rickshaw outside her office, she saw a suspect who had previously harassed her through mobile calls and messages waiting next to his car on the main road.

The suspect forced the complainant to sit in the car on gunpoint and took her to a deserted area with bushes and trees near Chaman Bypass.

Here, he repeatedly tried to rape the sub-inspector by threatening her with his pistol and a knife, and when she resisted, he beat her up and threatened to kill her, the FIR said.

Around 7-8pm, the suspect left the woman in the area and fled in his car. The complainant was subsequently rescued by her father and a cousin.

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