RAWALPINDI: Police have arrested a couple allegedly involved in kidnapping, sexually abusing, blackmailing and also recording inappropriate videos of dozens of girls in Rawalpindi.
City Police Officer (CPO) Mohammad Faisal Rana said that the action was taken soon after a complaint was lodged on August 3 by a victim, an MSc student of Allama Iqbal Open University.
The accused couple, identified as Qasim Jahangir and Kiran Mehmood, confessed to the sexual assault of 45 girls, taking their photographs and making videos of at least 10 victims.
According to the complaint, the student, who is also married, was abducted from outside Gordon College by a woman who pretended to be a fellow student. She said that her ‘brother’ was coming to pick her in a while. After a few minutes, a man arrived in a grey car and the woman pushed the victim inside the vehicle and threatened her with a knife to silence her.
The student was taken to a house in Gulistan Colony where Qasim, the husband, allegedly raped her while Kiran, the wife, took pictures and recorded video of the crime. They threatened and blackmailed the victim by showing her sexually explicit video. She was dropped on Tipu Road later at night.
According to the complaint, the accused admitted to have kidnapped several girls of ages 8-12 with the help of his wife and subjected them to similar heinous crime.
Police also recovered photographs and video clips from the accused house.
The police official said that the couple had sold the videos and photos to an international porn website.
“The wife has been sent to Adiala jail on judicial remand by the court while the husband is in police custody on physical remand,” CPO Rana added.
He also directed police officials to identify the accused in the videos and pictures, and lodge a separate case for each incident.
Police have also recovered evidence from the crime scene and sent them for forensic examination.