Police nab main accused in Sea View rape case

Victim told police she was drugged and raped in her own home and then dumped

Our Correspondent July 16, 2019
The victim was visited by two friends, identified as Kiran and Ali Raza alias Ali Imran, at her apartment. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

KARACHI: Darakshan Police claim to have arrested the main accused in the case pertaining to the alleged dumping of a young woman at Sea View, after she was drugged and subjected to rape. Officials said that raids are being conducted to arrest the other suspects nominated by the woman.

On Sunday morning, a young woman was found in a semi-conscious state from near the Village restaurant at Sea View within the remits of Darakshan Police Station. Police immediately shifted the victim to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre.

Darakshan SHO Shah Jehan Lashari said that the woman was a resident of an apartment building in Muslim Commercial area in Defence Housing Authority.

On Saturday night, the victim was visited by two friends, identified as Kiran and Ali Raza alias Ali Imran, at her apartment. They had dinner together, which the victim claimed in the first information report (FIR) made her drowsy.

According to the victim's statement, Ali subjected her to rape and then took her in his car and dumped her at Sea View. Police have registered a case, number 19/396, on the victim's complaint.

After multiple raids, police finally arrested the main accused, Ali Raza alias Ali Imran from Qayyumabad area. He has been shifted to the police station.

Raids are being carried out to nab the other accused, Kiran.

On the other hand, Ali Raza alias Ali Imran rejected all the allegations leveled against him, saying he had never met the victim nor spoken to her.

He alleged that he was being framed in a fake case. Ali Raza's wife also visited the station after her husband and swore his innocence before the media.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 16th, 2019.


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