University student alleges gang-rape

Published: September 22, 2016
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If two or more people in furtherance of common intention of all commit rape then, each of such persons shall be punished with death or imprisonment for life, it states.  
PHOTO: REUTERS

If two or more people in furtherance of common intention of all commit rape then, each of such persons shall be punished with death or imprisonment for life, it states. PHOTO: REUTERS

LAHORE: A student at a private university has filed a case against a fellow student of raping her and then forcing her to abort the resulting pregnancy. The prime suspect has been granted pre-arrest bail for a day.

The rape survivor stated in the FIR that she was a student at the English department and became friends with an engineering student named Ishtiaq at the same university. The two met for the first time on December 10, 2015.

Ten days later, the petitioner said, the suspect took her to his friend named Dr Riazat Hussain at Ali Hospital in Thokar Niaz Baig, where she was introduced to another man called Shabbir.

The woman said she was given a glass of juice laced with intoxicants and she fell unconscious after drinking it.

The three men then gang-raped her while she was unconscious.

The petitioner said the rape resulted in a pregnancy, which was later confirmed by an ultrasound at the Shaukat Khanam hospital on February 26, 2016.

Ishtiaq, she said, promised to marry her after learning about the pregnancy. On March 3, the couple went to Ittefaq Hospital, where they found out she was pregnant with twins. But a few days later, the suspect took the help of Dr Riazat and aborted her pregnancy of 16 weeks on March 12.

The survivor got the FIR registered at Lahore’s Chung police station under Section 376 of Pakistan Penal Code. The section suggests punishment of no less than 10 years for rape.

If two or more people in furtherance of common intention of all commit rape then, each of such persons shall be punished with death or imprisonment for life, it states. Later, Ishtiaq filed a pre-arrest bail, telling the court he had been implicated in a forged case designed to humiliate and black-mail him.

He said he had nothing to do with this case, which was registered by the complainant in connivance with the local police. He requested the court to grant him bail.

The court has granted him bail till September 22 and fixed the date for arguments.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 22nd, 2016.

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Reader Comments (18)

  • Syed
    Sep 22, 2016 - 3:46PM

    I don’t know why such girl do friendship with boys in the University and trust so much. Parents don’t check on their children and we can see such cases in the instituiton where every girl carries a Boy …. This should be control otherwise these cases will increase day by day !!!Recommend

  • Saeed Masood
    Sep 22, 2016 - 5:11PM

    Wrong things bad results…All of them including this girl should be penalised…Recommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Sep 22, 2016 - 6:08PM

    @Saeed Masood:
    Penalized for for what ? Having a boyfriend or having made up the story, should it be proven such ? In the former though, she is an adult and can interact with whom she pleases.Recommend

  • Khan
    Sep 22, 2016 - 7:16PM

    Did you even think once before typing this shitty logic? Recommend

  • Unknown
    Sep 22, 2016 - 7:37PM

    Its just a story. Why she didn’t go to the police station on the next day? If the girl has been raped then the judge is not a lalu panju person that give bail to the suspects. Recommend

  • Bhatti
    Sep 22, 2016 - 8:04PM

    First of all such kind of stories should not be on news websites…. everybody is at fault here… even the girl…. she waited for 16 weeks to report gang rape??? Seems more like black mailing to me.Recommend

  • MAZHAR
    Sep 22, 2016 - 8:43PM

    one thing is clear from story that she has boyfriend and all did with consent but when her boyfriend did not married she started blackmailing him! most likely she did the act to trap boyfriend for marriage!Recommend

  • Jamal
    Sep 22, 2016 - 9:58PM

    @Mazhar: She clearly said she was given a spiked drink and gang raped. Where consent comes into it?Recommend

  • Fahim
    Sep 22, 2016 - 11:09PM

    Now she will raped by police, lawyers and finally judges in court of law for some years. If not physically then at least psychologically. Recommend

  • ali khan
    Sep 22, 2016 - 11:32PM

    I feel et should have withheld the names of the males to protect them till the time they are found guilty by a court of law. Till that time et has published hearsay and can be held responsible for destroying the lives of these.men unless they are found guilty. I am no one to pass judgement the law will investigate and my sympathies with the victim.Recommend

  • tuk
    Sep 23, 2016 - 2:31AM

    Vast majority of rapes are not reported just because of criticism like in these comments. However, there is a lesson here for young Pakistani women; DO NOT go with a man wherever he wants to take you after knowing him only for 10 days. It does not even happen in the West, where dates happen in places where others are around like movies, restaurants, etc.Recommend

  • Universal
    Sep 23, 2016 - 2:46AM

    Name of the university?Recommend

  • Advice to Parents
    Sep 23, 2016 - 8:02AM

    Parents b careful about your daughters. such stories r daily being reported. Recommend

  • Mohammad,AsiF.
    Sep 23, 2016 - 10:02AM

    Woman should register FIR next day of rape after medical test.Recommend

  • IBN E ASHFAQUE
    Sep 23, 2016 - 10:58AM

    She cannot get justice in Pakistan………… Recommend

  • Lubna
    Sep 23, 2016 - 12:10PM

    @Haji At
    all mistake is of the girl.friendship with a boy first mistake. going with him to another male house another mistake. so she has received punishment for sins
    she had done Recommend

  • Messi
    Sep 23, 2016 - 12:17PM

    Fruits of liberal extremism in our society ..Recommend

  • Nn
    Sep 23, 2016 - 12:24PM

    @Jamal:
    Going with boyfriend.not to public place but to a house ! This is innocence or consent!Recommend

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