Lahore CCPO blames motorway rape victim, traveling late at night

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Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Umar Sheikh has blamed the victim of yesterday’s motorway gang-rape incident for going through the route that she chose and said that she should have checked her petrol tank before getting on the said route.

On Tuesday night two men allegedly gang-raped a woman in the city’s Gujjarpura area after she was stranded at the motorway. Talking to Dunya News channel on the matter, Sheikh said that the woman had left Lahore’s Defence area at 12:30 am for Gujranwala.

He said, “I am surprised that a mother of three, a lone driver after leaving Defence should have taken the straight route from GT Road — a generally well-populated area,” he said. As soon as his statement made rounds on social media.

#RemoveCCPOLahore started as top trends as people are demanding CCPO removal for his callous remarks blaming the victim. The CCPO is set to lead the investigation of the gruesome incident.

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