Two gang-rape accused shot dead in shootout

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Staff Reporter

Two suspects in Komal Masih gang-rape incident who had fled police custody a day earlier, were killed in a shootout with police in Farooqabad area of Sheikhupura district on Sunday.
The suspects opened fire on police when they were asked to stop at Awan Bhattian police check-post. During an exchange of fire between police and suspects, two gangrape accused identified as Junaid and Pervez were killed, said police in a
statement.
A day earlier, two rape accused, who were arrested by the police in the Komal Masih rape case, escaped from custody.
According to police, the suspects were being brought back from the crime scene when two of their accomplices attacked a police party near eshar village of Sheikhpura.
Last year in December, Gulzar Masih was returning home after attending a wedding ceremony with his family when some armed men intercepted them near a Nullah, snatched cash and valuables from them and took away his daughter with them at
gunpoint. They allegedly raped the girl in bushes and fled.
The DNA tests of the accused were also carried out and the report showed that Junaid and Pervez raped the victim.

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