Medical reports have confirmed that the woman who was robbed at the motorway was also gang-raped.
Media reports had earlier claimed that she had been subjected to sexual assault in front of her children.
As per reports, the woman with her two children, was stuck on the road as her car ran out of fuel in the Gujjar Pura area of Lahore. Two unidentified men attacked them and broke the window of their car.
They took the woman to nearby fields where she was gang-raped and later robbed by the men who fled the scene promptly.
After the news of the incident made headlines, the Punjab government took “serious notice” and tweeted that the victim will be served justice and the culprits will soon be behind bars.
The police have set up check posts across the province after preparing the sketch of the accused. The village of the accused has been identified and an extensive search operation is underway. At least 12 suspects have already been arrested.
According to earlier details, the woman had called the motorway police and asked for help but the police reportedly “refused to provide her help”.
Many celebrities, social activists and other social media users took to Twitter to condemn the incident and demanded public hanging of the rapists.