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Woman burns herself after denial from police to file gang-rape case

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A young lady self-immolated protesting police’s inaction over her claim to be gang-raped by colleagues, officials and workers.

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Two officers have been apprehended after the incident took place on Tuesday when Sonia Bibi, a young lady, tried to commit suicide outside a police station in the Muzaffargarh district.

Soon after her burning herself, she was rushed to a hospital in the city of Multan, but she succumbed to her the damage caused by fire she ignited on her.

“We can confirm that Sonia has committed suicide by setting herself on fire. She had accused some policemen of raping her and that nobody was listening to her complaint,” Nabila Ghazanfar, a police spokesperson told media.

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“We have constituted a committee to investigate the matter,” said the spokesperson.

Meanwhile, a senior police official in Muzaffargarh, Awais Malik said that two police officials have been taken into custody and that the chief of the police station has been suspended over his passive attitude towards the issue.

“Sonia had alleged that she was kidnapped and raped by two policemen but nobody registered this case despite her complaints. We have arrested the alleged rapists,” added Malik.

Muzaffargarh is becoming notorious for many years as such cases have been surfaced in the past from that very part of the country as well.

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