MULTAN - A group of men attempted to rape an anti-polio campaign worker in Muzaffargarh, said police.

Wasim Gopang, spokesman of Muzaffargarh police, said Saturday the woman alleged that four men dragged her into a room, stripped her lower dress off, took pictures of her and attempted to rape her but her screaming attracted others and the suspects got away.

The incident happened Friday when the woman was working in a home during the anti-polio drive.

Gopang said the men were later identified but were not detained. A local court granted them interim bail but investigators were trying to have their bails cancelled.



Staff Reporter from Quetta adds: The Balochistan government on Saturday announced compensation of Rs 1 million for each slain female polio worker who were shot dead by armed assailants in Quetta on Thursday.

“The government has announced million rupees each and two vacancies to the family of victim lady workers,” said Secretary Health Javed Anwar Shahwani during a visit to the house of the victim polio workers for expressing condolences. The secretary noted that the Polio Emergency Operation Centre of the World Health Organisation would also give Rs1.4 million to the victim family.