Gang rape: Assaulted by former husband, his friends

Published: December 19, 2011

"They stopped their car in front of us. % e three men were all armed so no one in the market dared intervene and stop them,"Friend. DESIGN: FAIZAN DAWOOD

BAHALWALPUR: A woman was kidnapped and gang raped in Bahawalpur on Saturday night allegedly by her former husband and his friends.

Baghdad police sub inspector Muhammad Iqbal told The Express Tribune that an FIR had been registered against Basharat*, victim’s former husband, and his two friends on a complaint filed by her father, Manzoor Ahmed*. SI Iqbal said Section 376 of the Pakistan Penal Code (sexual assault) had been added to the FIR on the basis of a medical examination report. He said no one had been arrested yet.

Ahmed, a resident of Noorwala, said the family was getting threats from Basharat. “He called me today and threatened that all of us will be killed if I try to prosecute him,” he said. He said he had informed the police about the threat.

Saima was kidnapped on Saturday afternoon from Melaywali Gali where she had gone for shopping with a friend. “They stopped their car in front of us. The three men were all armed so no one in the market dared intervene and stop them,” her friend said. Saima said she was taken to a house where the three men sexually assaulted her. She said at dawn the suspects drove away. Saima said she left the house on her own after recovering from the shock and took a bus home.

She said her father took her to a hospital.

*Names have been changed to protect privacy

Published in The Express Tribune, December 19th, 2011.

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Reader Comments (12)

  • Raza
    Dec 19, 2011 - 10:28AM

    Hang Them.. !!!

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  • Falcon
    Dec 19, 2011 - 10:59AM

    Poor girl. So painful. May God give her and family the strength to survive this agony. These guys should be hanged in public!

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  • MarkH
    Dec 19, 2011 - 11:19AM

    @Raza:
    Just cross your fingers they don’t include the victim in hangings.

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  • sashayub
    Dec 19, 2011 - 2:17PM

    i cannot understand why identity of these men has been concealed???

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  • goggi
    Dec 19, 2011 - 3:22PM

    Morbid, decadent and a decaying subhuman macho-culture where the inhibition threshold by the men is disappearing rapidly and the violence against women has increased a thousandfold…………the society is in a process of a collective moral and ethical suicide.

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  • AM
    Dec 19, 2011 - 3:56PM

    @sashayub:
    ….to protect ‘em!
    while the victim does not need any protection.

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  • Realist
    Dec 19, 2011 - 4:48PM

    The word “allegedly” means this is all speculation so revealing the accused’s name could actually be counter productive in case they are found innocent. The basis of our law is “innocent until proven guilty” not the other way around.

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  • Flabbergasted
    Dec 19, 2011 - 5:25PM

    And this is happening in the ISLAMIC republic of Pakistan. So what is so ISLAMIC about raping a poor girl?

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  • "Paki Generals"
    Dec 19, 2011 - 8:07PM

    it was a conspiracy of India, Israel and USA.
    how can muslims do such bad thing to a poor girl?

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  • Spud
    Dec 20, 2011 - 5:29AM

    @”Paki Generals”: I am sure this is what is going through the minds of many millions of pure (pak) mullahs, maulavis, imams and ayatollahs and ordinary muslims.

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  • Maria
    Dec 20, 2011 - 7:47AM

    @Raza:They should deal harshly with all men in Muslim countries who abuse women. Did you see the images of the Egyptian police beat and strip an unarmed protester in Cairo today? What about the case of the Afghani man in Canada who beat and killed his wife and three daughters in Kingston. When will all this violence against women stop?

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  • @”Paki Generals”: you sir, are ignorant

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