The police arrested Abid Malhi, the main culprit of the Motorway rape case, from Faisalabad on Monday.
Punjab Minister Information Fayyazul Hassan Chohan and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Communication Shahbaz Gill have confirmed the arrest of Abid Malhi.
Fayyazul Hassan Chohan said that Abid Malhi had been interrogated and he would be presented in court soon. “The accused will be punished according to the law,” he added.
On September 9, two dacoits identified as Abid and Shafqat had gang-raped a woman in front of her children in the Gujjarpura police area on Lahore-Sialkot Motorway.
The victim with her children was waiting for help on Motorway when the dacoits reached there. They forcibly took her to nearby jungle and raped her. The incident caused uproar across the country. Shafqat had already been arrested and is on judicial remand.