RAWALPINDI: Rawalpindi police have arrested a couple for allegedly assaulting girls and making videos of the crime to blackmail them.
The accused have confessed to have raped almost 45 girls, police said.
Police have recovered porn videos in addition to thousands of nude pictures of 10 girls from the suspects.
The suspects were caught only when one of the victims showed the courage to contact the police and file a report of the incident.
The complainant accused the husband and wife of kidnapping her in a car. The husband raped her, while the wife filmed the crime, she stated in the FIR registered at the City police station.
Police have arrested the suspects, while the husband was in police custody under physical remand, the wife has been sent to jail on judicial remand.
According to a statement issued by Rawalpindi police, different organisations working for the rights of women along with other social activists have applauded and congratulated the CPO Faisal Rana by telephone upon this success.
According to police, a few days ago the victim came to attend workshop at the Gordon College.
A married woman, she was student of MSc at AIOU. While she came out of the exit gate nearby Liaquat Bagh, a veiled woman came to her and said she was also a student and on her way to the Tipu Road.
Meanwhile, a car driven by a man came close, the door opened and the woman pushed the victim inside.
Holding her at gunpoint, the woman lowered the blinds of the car’s windows, while the man drove off to a villa located at the Gulistan Colony.
They took the victim at gunpoint to a room where the suspect raped her and his wife filmed the crime.
Upon receiving the report of the incident, the City Police Officer DIG Faisal Rana immediately registered a case against an unidentified accused man and woman in the Police Station City, considering the affected girl of the abovementioned deplorable incident as a plaintiff.
Due to the constant follow-up actions taken by the CPO Rawalpindi, the Rawalpindi Police arrested the accused named Qasim and his accused wife Kiran upon the pointation and identification of the victim.
The other day, CPO Rana summoned the SP Rawal Division Akram Niazi and the investigating officer of the case to his office and sought the progress of the case.
The investigation of the case revealed some mindboggling facts. CPO was briefed that, the suspects during the investigation have revealed that they used to abduct minor girls, while the accused Qasim physically abused those girls, whereas his wife Kiran used to make video films and pictures of this heinous and shameful act by using her mobile phone.
The accused had confessed to abducting 45 girls, while the Police have recovered videos of 10 victims while thousands of photos and the particular mobile phone used to play this horrific crime.
Police also recovered the car used by the accused to carry on such activities. The CPO Rawalpindi was told that the accused Kiran was sent to jail on judicial remand by the court, while the accused Qasim was on physical remand with the Police and under interrogation.
CPO was briefed that, the bed-sheets and tissue papers and other valuable evidence useful in the student’s abduction case were sent for the DNA test and forensic analysis to the Pakistan Forensic Science Academy Lahore.
CPO congratulated Police on the arrest of the accused, involved in the case of moral brutality and directed that the SP Rawal Division will contact all the families whose children have fallen prey to the brutality of the accused.
An FIR should be lodged against the accused separately in each case.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 17th, 2019.