Pashto singer arrested over alleged rape charges

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Our Correspondent April 12, 2017
PHOTO: REUTERS

PESHAWAR: Police on Wednesday arrested a popular Pashto singer S* on suspicion of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a girl.

A case has been registered against the singer at Yakatoot Police Station, officials confirmed.

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S* was later presented before a judicial magistrate who handed him over to the police on a physical remand for further investigation.

According to details, N*, a Swabi resident, had filed a case against the singer at Faqirabad Police Station, accusing him of kidnapping and raping her.

In her complaint, she also claimed that S* had assured her he would marry her, but later refused to do so.

S* is a well-known name in the music industry of Pashto films. He has also worked as an actor in a few films.

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The singer is from Swabi, but has lived in Peshawar for the last five years.

*Names withheld to protect identities

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