An accused involved in the gang-rape of an 18-year-old girl was arrested by the police on Thursday, whereas raids were underway to nab two more accused.
The girl was allegedly gang-raped by two men in a car along the Multan-Faisalabad Motorway (M4) after being lured for a job interview.
An FIR lodged with the Gojra Police Station nominated three people, identified as Hammad, Rehman and Laiba, by complainant Shaheen Akhtar.
The complainant stated in the FIR that her niece received a message on her mobile phone asking her to come to Gojra for a job interview at a boutique.
She said that when we reached the given location, accused Laiba asked for the girl to be sent with the people in the car, adding that she will be dropped back after the interview.
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However, the complainant maintained that the three took the girl towards Faisalabad, where the two men raped her in the car.
The accused then left the girl at Gojra Interchange and fled, the FIR added.
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has also taken notice of the incident and directed the authorities concerned to arrest the accused as soon as possible.
According to the police, the girl has been medically examined and DNA samples have also been taken.
It should be noted that a woman was also gang-raped along the same motorway in the Gujjarpura area of Lahore last year.
The police had arrested the accused involved in the incident.