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Two gang-raped trainee nurses expelled from hostel

PESHAWAR: The three-member committee formed to probe the gang rape of two trainee nurses of the Khyber Teaching Hospital decided here Wednesday to expel the girls from the hostel for violation of rules.

The hospital sources told The News that the girls (names withheld) were kidnapped from Saddar Bazaar in Peshawar where they had gone for shopping. Four persons reportedly kidnapped and raped them on Sunday.

The girls were intoxicated and shifted to some unknown place in the city where they were allegedly gang raped. The culprits threw the girls on the Ring Road in semi-conscious condition and fled.

The condition of the girls was very critical because of profuse bleeding and they were shifted to the emergency department of the hospital. According to the preliminary reports, four or more men raped the nurses. The girls, however, said the rapists were two and one of them sported a beard.

The hospital sources said the girls recorded their statements before the three-member hospital committee. They told the committee that Sunday being a public holiday they went to Saddar Bazaar for shopping and on their way back to the hospital hostel they asked the taxi driver to stop at the Swato Phakat so that they could buy juice.

The girls said they fell unconscious after drinking the juice that the taxi driver had served them from a roadside shop. When they regained consciousness, they found themselves in a room where two men were also present. The girls said the two men raped them repeatedly. They said the men also threatened to kill them if they offered resistance.

The girls alleged that the men not only raped them but also snatched their jewellery, money and cellular phones. They told the committee that the culprits again intoxicated them before throwing them on the Ring Road.
Source: The News
Date:11/4/2010