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Pakistan police officer Umar Sheikh, who not too long ago stoked controversy via faulting the sufferer for the rape incident on Lahore-Sialkot toll road, doubled down on his remarks in entrance of Senate human rights panel via pronouncing that the incident happened as the girl used to be travelling overdue night time with out her husband’s permission.

The 30-year-old girl used to be reportedly raped via two males in entrance of her two kids at the toll road after her automobile ran out of petrol previous this month.

Days after the incident, Sheikh, Lahore Capital Town Police Officer, had wondered the girl asking why she used to be out overdue at night time.

On Monday, Sheikh used to be summoned via the committee to supply a briefing at the development of the case, Break of day newspaper reported.

All through the listening to, the CCPO used to be berated via the panel for expressing his “presumption” that the incident happened since the sufferer “used to be travelling overdue at night time with out her husband’s permission”.

Sheikh knowledgeable the committee that the police had known the culprits inside of 72 hours via geofencing, DNA checking out, fingerprints and foot monitoring generation.