Retired army officer arrested for rape

Published: October 19, 2016
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A police team reached the house and arrested the suspect on the woman’s complaint. PHOTO: FILE

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.

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

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Whatacountry
    Oct 19, 2016 - 10:11AM

    The story has many many flaws. Looks like a trap.Recommend

  • Peanut
    Oct 19, 2016 - 12:47PM

    @Whatacountry Care to explain the flaws? Recommend

  • ishrat salim
    Oct 19, 2016 - 4:47PM

    @Whatacountry:

    do not jump to conclusion without investigation, please. Our negative attitude has given rise to crime & injustices. Recommend

  • Saeed Masood
    Oct 19, 2016 - 6:03PM

    If justice is done and done properly these crimes will decrease.Recommend

  • Solo hunter
    Oct 19, 2016 - 6:52PM

    Thai is not possible, storry may be little change, they might have deal, n later might be back ofd from his PromisRecommend

  • Rafi Malik
    Oct 20, 2016 - 10:38PM

    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.Recommend

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