Lahore motorway rape case: Prime suspect Abid Malhi arrested

The prime suspect in the motorway rape case has been arrested a month after being on the run from the police.

Abid Malhi is being taken to Lahore, the police said.

A woman was raped in front of her children by two unidentified men on the Lahore-Sialkot motorway on September 9. The case has rattled the country and reignited the debate on whether capital punishment should be fixed for rapists or not.

Investigating teams shuffled

The investigation had been hampered by the recent changes in the Punjab police. Lahore SSP Investigation Zeeshan Asghar was recently replaced by Abdulghaffar Kaysrani and many other officers were shuffled too.

The police had conducted five raids to arrest the prime suspect but he remained on the run for 33 days.

The police had created 28 teams to investigate and research the case. The new replacements and previous police officers investigating the case have not convened yet.

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