Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) Mehdi Shah has taken notice of the alleged gang-rape incident as he met the victim belonging to Rondu valley, who earlier recorded her statement before the court denying that she was raped.
The woman and her brother called on the chief minister in Gilgit after appearing before the court. Shah said the aggrieved woman couldn’t stop crying during the meeting. “It’s a shocking situation indeed,” he said, while directing police to fully comply with the court’s orders to reveal elements that were trying to bury the case, while also asking police to provide security to the woman.
According to sources, the chief minister criticised Rondu valley’s SHO for being unable to trace the case. Officials also denied reports that the chief minister had announced that the victim be given monetary compensation.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 10th, 2011.
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