FAISALABAD : The prime suspect in the Lahore-Sialkot Motorway gang-rape case, Abid Malhi, was arrested from Faisalabad on Monday after a period of over one month. Police said that Abid is being shifted to Lahore from Faisalabad where his DNA test will be taken. The other suspect who allegedly raped the woman, Shafqat, is in jail on judicial remand. The Intelligence Bureau (IB), Special Branch of the police and other agencies tipped off Punjab Police about the whereabouts of Malhi. Malhi’s DNA test had been obtained thrice from the motorway rape victim’s samples. However, once more his DNA test will be taken and matched with the samples before any formal proceedings begin against him. The motorway rape case’s prime suspect had managed to evade arrest four times by escaping the clutches of the Punjab police. Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) for Political Communication Dr Shahbaz Gill taking to Twitter also confirmed the arrest of the prime suspect, Abid Malhi, involved in the gang-rape of a woman on the Lahore-Sialkot motorway.
On September 9, the woman along with her children was waiting for help on the Lahore-Sialkot motorway after her car ran out of fuel when she was forcefully brought out of the car at gunpoint and gang-raped in Gujjarpura area on the outskirts of the provincial capital. TLTP