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ATC reserves verdict in Sialkot Motorway gang-rape case

LAHORE – Anti-terrorism court (ATC) has reserved the verdict in Sialkot Motorway rape case which will be announced on Saturday, March 20.

According to details, the statements of 40 witnesses were recorded during the trial in the anti-terrorism court.

Anti-terrorism court presiding Judge Arshad Hussain heard the case in Bhatta Camp Jail. The court summoned the prosecution for final arguments on March 20. The accused had pleaded not guilty in their statement. The court recorded the statements of all the witnesses in the case and the statements of the accused.

During the hearing, the statement of the victim and the plaintiff was also recorded. The victim woman had been present in the jail for more than three hours and recorded her statement.

Earlier On September 9, 2020, mother of two children was looted and raped at gunpoint on motorway near Gujjarpura area of the Punjab province.

She was reportedly travelling in a car along with her two children when some unknown accused overpowered her. After raping and robbing the victim of valuables and cash (1 lakh), the suspects escaped from the scene.

On receipt of the information, the police reached the spot and shifted the woman to a hospital. The police said the process to identify the accused through the Safe City cameras was underway.

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