Motorway rape: suspect surrenders to police

Waqar ul Hassan denies his involvement in the gang-rape incident

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Motorway rape: suspect surrenders to police

Monitoring Desk:

One of the suspects in the motorway gang-rape has surrendered to the police, Hasnain Haider, the Deputy Superintendent of Police told reporters. Waqar ul Hassan, one of the suspects in the motorway gang-rape denied his involvement after surrendering to the police.

This surrender has come a day after, the Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and Fayaz ul Hassan Chohan addressed a press conference and announced that real culprits have been identified in the case.

“I want to inform you all, [we] have been able to identify the real culprits in this tragic incident in less than 72 hours,” Buzdar told the news conference. IGP Ghani said it was confirmed through scientific evidence that the primary suspect in the case was Abid Ali, a resident of Fort Abbas in Bahawalnagar district.

He also said police were “95-96 per cent” sure of the identity of Ali’s accomplice, 37-year-old Waqarul Hassan, whose presence at the crime scene was shown by telephone data. They were also able to obtain his address and CNIC number. The IGP said that police were ready to conduct raids at their houses and arrest them but “unfortunately the information had gone into the public domain” and the suspects had fled.

On Sunday, DSP Haider conducted a raid in Sheikhupura to arrest Hassan. Police were unable to arrest him but his friend assured them that Hassan would surrender soon. Later in the day, Hassan and his friend approached the police and surrendered. Hassan said that he had nothing to do with the rape.

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