Pakistan: Victim-blaming after gang rape spurs calls for police chief’s removal

Rights groups are calling Friday for the removal of a police chief in Pakistan who blamed the victim of a gang rape for driving at night without a male companion. 

Two men dragged a woman and her children out of their car on a highway, raped her in front of her kids and robbed her, after she ran out of fuel outside of the eastern city of Lahore on Wednesday evening. 

A call for help to police did not receive a response, a family member said. Lahore’s police chief, Umer Sheikh, triggered…

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