TAXILA: The police on Thursday booked a man and his four accomplices for trying to force his wife into prostitution and subjecting her to violence when she refused to do so.

The woman, a resident of Meera Sharif, in a first investigation report (FIR) stated that her husband along with his real brother tied her up with ropes and left her at a prostitution den where she was raped. However, she managed to escape and reached her house and her brother took her to the police station.

Investigation Officer Mehboob Khan told reporters that a case was registered against five suspects under sections 365 and 376 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) after medical examination of the victim which has confirmed the rape.

Meanwhile, Wah Cantonment police booked and arrested a shopkeeper for making indecent gestures towards a teenage girl in his shop in Bhabra colony.

The victim’s mother reported to police that her 12-year-old daughter went to a shop to purchase groceries. Separately, Wah Saddar police arrested a few persons for allegedly abducting a man near

an interchange and keeping him in illegal confinement.

A man approached police and informed them that his son-in-law Aabid was going home when four armed persons abducted him and shifted him to an unknown location.

Published in Dawn, September 2nd, 2022

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