Pakistan gang rape victim 'strangled and left in a tree'

A young woman has been brutally gang-raped, murdered and hung from a tree in Pakistan in a case that bears a chilling resemblance to a double rape and murder in India last month.

Pakistani police said Muzammil Bibi, 20, was attacked by three men in a field in the impoverished Layyah area of densely populated Punjab province.

According to police, she resisted the rape and the attackers strangled her. Officers say they have arrested three individuals who have confessed to the crime.