Retired army officer arrested for rape

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Arsalan Altaf October 18, 2016
A police team reached the house and arrested the suspect on the woman’s complaint. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: The police have arrested a retired army officer for allegedly raping a domestic worker who had come to Islamabad after being promised a job by the suspect.

The victim*, in her statement, told the police that she saw a newspaper ad about employment opportunities for women at a property office in Islamabad. She called the number given in the newspaper and was told by a man named Sajid Hussain to come to Islamabad.

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The victim, a divorced mother of three, worked as a domestic worker in Lahore. After being promised a job by Hussain, she came to Islamabad on September 28 and was received by him at the bus stand. “Hussain took me to an empty house in Sector G-13, where he raped me,” the victim stated in her complaint.

She said that after the assault, she went into a washroom and dialed 15. A police team reached the house and arrested the suspect on the woman’s complaint. A Golra police official told The Express Tribune that they are still awaiting the results of medical tests performed on the victim and the suspect. He said the suspect was a retired colonel of the army.

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ADS Judge Atta Rabbani dismissed the suspect’s post-arrest bail plea on Monday.

*NAME WITHHELD TO PROTECT IDENTITY

Published in The Express Tribune, October 19th, 2016.

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Rafi Malik | 3 years ago | Reply | Recommend I'm strongly for it that the suspect be punished if proved guilty but what's the reason to malign an institution for the act of one individual. Doesn't it happen that retired personnel of other institutions like police, judiciary, wapda, etc commit such crimes? But I hardly find their names associated with their previous institutions.
Solo hunter | 3 years ago | Reply | Recommend Thai is not possible, storry may be little change, they might have deal, n later might be back ofd from his Promis
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