NANKANA SAHIB: The prime suspect in Motorway rape incident Abid Ali once again managed to avoid being arrested and fled from the area after dodging police in Nankana Sahib on late Thursday night.
According to police sources, Abid Ali came to the house of his sister-in-law in Nankana Sahib in the afternoon. On getting information, police cordoned off the area but Abid Ali managed to escape.
It is pertinent to mention here that it was fourth occasion in the past 10 days when Abid, the prime suspect in Motorway rape incident, evaded police and managed to escape.
Earlier on Wednesday, Abid managed to avoid being arrested when a heavy contingent of police and other law enforcement agencies conducted a raid in Raja Jang area of Kasur.
According to sources, the police had received information about the arrival of Abid Malhi in Raja Jang area in Kasur. The accused came in the area but on suspicion of police presence fled into the fields.
A heavy contingent of police personnel conducted a search operation for five hours but the accused managed to escape from there. However, police had arrested five relatives of Abid from Kasur for interrogation.
Sources privy to the matter have informed that Abid Ali’s ID card has been blocked. The police have maintained that the step is taken in order to stop the accused from fleeing abroad.
On the other hand, statement of the affected woman has also not been recorded as yet and special team is formed in this regard which will contact the victim. The police have stated that the woman’s statement is legally very important in the case.
On September 9, 2020, a woman along with two children was reportedly travelling in a car from Lahore to Gujranwala when her car developed a fault on the motorway near Gujjarpura area of Lahore.
She was waiting for some help to arrive when two unidentified persons overpowered her. After raping and robbing the victim of valuables and cash (1 lakh), the suspects escaped from the scene.