A 20-year-old woman has been gang-raped, murdered and hanged from a tree in Pakistan in a case with a chilling resemblance to a double rape and murder that caused outrage in neighbouring India last month.

Police said Muzammil Bibi was attacked by three men in a field in the impoverished Layyah area of Punjab province. Her parents had spent all night looking for her and found her body the next morning.

Senior police officer Sadaqat Ali Chohan said that three individuals had been arrested and confessed to the crime.

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