Two women raped in separate incidents in Islamabad

Robbers continue to loot citizens with impunity in federal capital

Our Correspondent March 29, 2024


At least two women were sexually assaulted in Islamabad in separate incidents, raising concerns about women’s safety in the federal capital.

In the first incident, a married woman fell victim to rape after placing her trust in a deceptive relationship started on social media.

Tragically, another incident occurred where a sister-in-law was sexually assaulted by her brother-in-law.

The victim, a resident of Rawalpindi, reported her harrowing experience to the Kohsar police station. She revealed that she was contacted by a man named Imran Asad through social media. Imran Asad asked her to come to her office at Kanza Plaza in the Blue Area in Islamabad after Maghrib prayers, promising to send her abroad.

However, upon reaching the office with her infant, Imran Asad held her baby at gunpoint, threatening to kill her and sexually assault her. Similarly, another victim told Shehzad Town police that her brother-in-law Adnan raped her when she was alone at home.

It has been reported that both police stations registered cases, but despite the identification of the accused, both are at large.

Meanwhile, citizens in the federal capital have reported a series of street crimes resulting in the loss of valuables. According to police reports, incidents include the theft of one car and 13 motorcycles, along with mobile phones, cash, and other items.

Muhammad Waqiuddin Ahmed filed a report at Aabpara police station regarding the theft of his mobile phone. Sheikh Hasan reported to the Secretariat police station about the theft of a valuable cable. Stamans, a foreign resident, also reported a stolen mobile phone to the Secretariat police station.

Similarly, Muhammad Waqas lodged a complaint at Karachi Company police station for a stolen mobile phone.

Moreover, a car was also stolen from Lohi Bhir area. Cases have been registered at the respective police stations, although no progress has been reported in tracing the suspected thieves.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 30th, 2024.


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