Victim gets jail term for concealing rape

District and sessions court handed down a 15-year imprisonment to the rapist.

Shabbir Mir December 12, 2011


A rape victim has been sentenced to six months in prison for ‘concealing’ the incident involving her own son-in-law in a remote village of northern Gilgit-Baltistan region.

The district and sessions court in Ghakuch Valley, the headquarters for Ghizer district and about 80 kilometres from Gilgit, also handed down a 15-year imprisonment to the rapist.

Local police has confirmed that the man is in their custody.

The case came to the police knowledge after the victim gave birth to a baby in a local hospital. She revealed during the course of investigation that she had been raped by her son-in-law Liaqat Ali, a businessman from Mansehra district in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

She said that the rapist had bullied her into silence. “He had threatened to kill my family if I disclosed the incident.

“I had no option but to keep my mouth shut,” a source quoted her as telling the investigators.

Following her statement, the police registered the case and proceeded with legal action.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 12th, 2011.


Katarina | 9 years ago | Reply

@kaalchakra: Two things: 1. A rape victim is a victim, she may choose to not report the crime because it can lead to worse things. Your legislation is such that a rape victim can even end up in jail herself. She may also need to try to protect the rest of her family 2. You mentioned about raping a muslim woman. Do you mean that it is a different thing raping a muslim women compared with raping a christian, hindu or buddhist woman?

Hameed Ullah | 9 years ago | Reply

this case should be go in civil society through journalist and nationalist. other wise no insurance by judicially.

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