Buried rape victim, 13, digs herself out

Buried rape victim, 13, digs herself out
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A girl in Pakistan dug herself out of her roadside grave after being buried alive by two men who had raped her.

The 13-year-old girl from Punjab province was abducted by two men on her way to Quran lessons, Indian news agency Press Trust of India reported.

Her father told police about his daughter's abduction but he alleged that they refused to cooperate with him.

After being taken from her home in a village in Toba Tek Singh district about 200km south-west of Lahore, the girl was allegedly raped in a deserted area.

The attackers, believing they had killed her, buried her in a grave on the roadside.

The girl then regained consciousness and managed to dig herself out of her grave. She raised the alarm by attracting the attention of a passer-by, who helped her get medical attention, the International Business Times reported.

As police reportedly refused to investigate the attack, the Lahore High Court Chief Justice's Complaint Cell launched a probe into the allegation.

The court directed the district and sessions judge of Toba Tek Singh to investigate the rape. Police have now been instructed to arrest the rapists and submit a report to the court.

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