MULTAN: A rape survivor in Layyah committed suicide on Sunday after police refused to register an FIR.
Reportedly, the 29-year-old, a resident of Chak No 126 Chobara, was kidnapped and raped by three influential men in the area.
When she attempted to register an FIR against the men, the Chobara
police station SHO refused to do so.
After being turned away by the SHO, the victim went to the Layyah DPO who ordered the Chobara DSP to further investigate the matter and register an FIR.
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However, even after the directives issued by the Layyah DPO, the SHO did not register an FIR. Disheartened by the lack of justice, the rape victim committed suicide by consuming para-phenylenediamine (hair dye).
She was rushed to Nishtar Hospital where she breathed her last.
When contacted the Chobara police station SHO showed that an FIR had been registered on June 14, the date when the DPO ordered an investigation.
However, no action has been taken against the rapists and they still remain at large.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 19th, 2018.