Pakistani woman raped, killed and hanged from tree: Police

A 20-year-old woman has been gang-raped, killed and hanged from a tree in Pakistan. The police said Muzammil Bibi, 20, was attacked by three men in a field in the impoverished Layyah area of densely populated Punjab province. A senior officer, Sadaqat Ali Chohan told the media it was the first time he had encountered such a case.

We have heard of such cases in India but never in Pakistan. The girl’s clothes were torn. We took her down and moved her to hospital. Her body had signs of resistance.

Senior officer Sadaqat Ali Chohan

According to police, the victim resisted the rape and attackers strangled her. This case has a chilling resemblance to a double rape and murder that caused outrage in neighbouring India last month. Two teenage cousins were found hanging from a tree after being raped in the north of India in May, in the latest of a series of attacks which have triggered nationwide debate on violence against women.