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

GILGIT:


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.

COMMENTS (23)

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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