TOBA TEK SINGH/OKARA-Five girls were abducted while two of them were gang-raped at gunpoint here in separate incidents.

In Jhugian Ghulam Fareed area, a 22-year-old girl was alone at home some days ago when Babar Ali, Ajiz Ahmad and Sughran Bibi along with two armed accomplices allegedly entered her home and abducted her at gunpoint.

They carried her to some unknown place by a car where Babar Ali committed rape with her. Previous day she got a chance to escape and she reached home.

In Toba Tek Singh, Rajana Police recovered a kidnapped 5-year-old girl Nazish of Chak 358 GB and arrested two accused who allegedly raped her for four days. She was abducted by two persons Khalid and Shahbaz. Rajana police raided and recovered the girl from the outhouse of main accused Khalid from Chak 291 GB and arrested him and his co accused Shahbaz. The girl had told police that both the accused kept her for five days at Rajana, Samundri and Tandlianwala and repeatedly raped her.

She added that accused persons had taken her away to Peshawar to sell her to someone but a police party raided and recovered her.

Noor Ahmed, son of Muhammad Aslam of village 33/2RA, said that he was returning home from duty at a local sugar mills when he saw that Ali Nawaz of Patani Goth Tandu Baghu, Badin armed with a pistol and his four other armed accomplices were bundling his sister Sidra, 15, and daughter Aiysha, 9, into a car at gunpoint.

Noor Ahmad added that he ran towards them but the abductors drove off. Later inside the house his mother said that the outlaws had snatched 3 tolas of gold ornaments and Rs200,000 as well.

In another incident, six persons abducted a girl student of 1st year at gunpoint. According to police sources, the 16-year-old sister of Mubin Arshad of Govt Colony was going to college. In the way, six armed persons including Rizwan, Manga rounded her up and put her in a van at gunpoint and escaped.

Meanwhile, police raided Ibrahim Colony and arrested Adnan with 18 litre liquor. The Okara Saddr Police arrested Hassan Shah of 20/GD with 22 litre liquor. The Hujra Police unearthed a running brewery and arrested Kabir of Jandran Kalan with 70 litre liquor. Police arrested Wasim of 3/4L with 19 litre liquor,a nd Azeem Ullah of 38/2RA with 420 gram Charas.

On the other side, the People's Students Federation and Muslim Student's Federation led separate protest rallies expressing grief over the rape and brutal murder of Zainab at Kasur.

Both the student's federations marched on the city streets and reached the Okara Press Club where their leaders addressed the students' gathering. They demanded early apprehension of the the murder as early as possible. They expressed their grief by raising slogans against the Kasur police.

Six-year-old girl escapes rape bid

SARGODHA-A minor girl escaped a rape attempt by raising alarms here in the suburbs of Shahpur on Saturday.

According to police source s, six-year-old Sania, a student of Class-I, was trapped by an alleged rapist in Shahpur. The accused identified as Mumtaz took the minor to a cattle-pen where he attempted to assault her. But she put up resistance and raised alarms, which attracted some passersby who entered the cattle-pen and foiled the attempt. The accused, however, managed to flee the scene while the locals informed the police about the incident. The police have launched investigation. Meanwhile, the police claimed to have arrested two suspects, involved in the murder of 16-year-old girl Sajjida Parveen at Tasawarabad in Tehsil Bhalwal two days ago. Speaking at a press conference here on Saturday, DPO Sohail Chaudhry claimed that one of the suspects -Amin was desirous of marriage with Sajjida and on her refusal murdered her with the help of his accomplice Ahmed Yar. He said that the police arrested both accused persons and further investigation is underway.