Police officer arrested for allegedly abducting, raping girl in Lahore

Victim claims she was alone at home when DSP Babar came over and abducted her


Muhammad Shehzad May 05, 2016
PHOTO: WASEEM NIAZ/EXPRESS

LAHORE: A deputy superintendent of police (DSP) was apprehended on Thursday for allegedly abducting and raping a girl in Lahore.

According to initial reports, DSP Imran Babar abducted and raped the 16-year-old victim on Tuesday.

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Following the incident, the victim, a resident of Lahore's Gulshan-e-Munir colony lodged an FIR (No 832/16) against DSP Babar at Khana Police Station on Thursday.

The complainant claimed she was alone at home when DSP Babar came over and convinced her to leave the house, after which he allegedly abducted her and committed the crime.

According to police officials, the suspect was taken into police custody under Section 496-A of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC), for investigation, while the victim is under medical examination.

Last month, two volunteers of the Police Qaumi Razakar, a group of volunteers who patrol the streets, were apprehended for allegedly raping a woman in Karachi.

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The woman S* accused the two men, Ramzan and Yasin, of sexually assaulting her near Qayyumabad area. On her complaint, the Korangi Industrial Area police registered an FIR No 384/16 against the two.

Qayyumabad police SHO Abdur Rasool Siyal denied that the accused men were deployed at the Qayyumabad check-post. He said the men were arrested after the FIR was lodged as they were residents of the same area.

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