Qari confesses to raping student in Rawalpindi mosque

Published: September 22, 2019
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RAWALPINDI: Only one night in the police lock-up and the prayer leader accused of regularly assaulting a boy in a mosque confessed to his crime.

Sadar Baironi police had arrested Maulvi Liaquat when they come to know of the ordeal of a 12-year old boy who said the suspect repeatedly raped him at various instances.

An accusation, which even the victim’s family found hard to believe, proved right after the cops took the qari to remand room.

While briefing CPO Faisal Rana, Saddar SP Rai Mazhar said Molvi Liaquat confessed during the investigation that he had raped his young student multiple times in a mosque.

SP Mazhar said DNA samples of the suspect would be sent for test on Monday.

He said that the victim’s family and neighbours who were chanting against the police after the suspect was arrested, were now demanding that stringent action be taken against him after confirmation of rape in medical report.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 22nd, 2019.

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