The Lahore High Court has disposed of an application regarding a woman’s alleged rape and murder by family members, after legal proceedings were initiated against the victim’s brother.
Sobia Aman had submitted an application to the LHC Complaints Cell stating that her friend *Sadia had left her house in Nawankot village after being sexually assaulted by her father.
The applicant said that Sadia’s relatives had persuaded her to return home at the end of May, assuring that they would not allow her to be sexually assaulted again. But a few days later, Sadia was poisoned and killed, the applicant said.
The LHC Complaints Cell instructed the Gujrat district and sessions judge to investigate the matter. He reported that Sadia had been killed by her brother due to alleged “immoral and suspicious activities”.
A case had been registered against the brother at Saddar police station in Gujrat, after Sadia’s body had been exhumed and autopsied, the judge reported.
The post mortem report and the police investigation report have been submitted to the trial court. The judge added that the allegation that Sadia had been raped by her father had not been proven.
*Name changed to protect identity of victim and her family
Published in The Express Tribune, November 17th, 2013.