Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan called for rapists and child molesters to be publicly hanged or castrated after a mother was raped by two men, numerous sources reported.
The attack garnered national attention and protests after the woman was raped by two men when she ran out of gas and her car broke down on a highway outside of Lahore, according to CBS News. While waiting for police to arrive to help her, the two men allegedly raped and robbed her, officials said according to CNN.
Imran Khan Govt wants to send a clear message to society & world at large that it’s serious in fighting the scourge of gang rapes & pedophilia; we withheld this comment for several hours & are releasing it after we ascertained that it’s not said just in anger but means business! pic.twitter.com/Nq2IDo071I
— Moeed Pirzada (@MoeedNj) September 14, 2020
Police arrested three men, including one of the alleged rapists, but the mastermind of the group reportedly remains at large after the attack Sept. 10. The investigation is ongoing.
In a Monday television interview, Khan said that he had discussed punishments with his cabinet for cases involving rape and child