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Pakistani woman health worker ‘gang raped’ for administering anti-polio drops


Islamabad: A woman health worker, who took part in a number of anti-polio campaigns, claimed on Tuesday that four men barged into her house and gang raped her allegedly for administering anti-polio drops to the children in the area.

A mother of five children, she claimed that on August 28 she was gang raped by four men in Bablu Kalay area of Nowshehra district in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

The victim claimed that four people entered her house wearing masks and raped her at gunpoint; two of the intruders were in police uniform while the other two were in plain clothes, Dawn reported.

Demanding justice from the federal and provincial governments, the health worker also showed a copy of a First Information Report (FIR) lodged in the nearest police station on August 28.

The woman said that a security official, living in a portion of her house as a paying guest, used to warn her of dire consequences if she did not stop administering polio drops to the children.

She said that the man told her that the source of her income is “unfair” as the money she gets comes from the “Jews”, so she should leave her job, warning her that some “militants” will come and harm her if she does not mend her ways.

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