A court has sent the doctor accused of being involved in the Jinnah hospital rape case on judicial remand till July 29 while the victim’s lawyer has withdrawn from the case.
The judicial magistrate ordered the police to present a challan after the completion of investigations against Dr Abdul Jabbar Memon accused of raping a trainee nurse at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC).
Memon was presented in court on Monday. Judicial Magistrate South Abdul Qadir inspected the accused inside an ambulance and said that there was no need for a full-body remand to get further information.
The nurse has been discharged from the hospital after two weeks. She was under treatment at Jinnah hospital’s neurosurgical intensive care unit. She was sent home amid police protection. She is a resident of Korangi Crossing. Her brain will be operated again after three months.
The victim’s lawyer, Advocate Javed Chathari, has, however, submitted an application to withdraw from the case. He claimed that there is a contradiction in his client’s statements. The court sent Dr Memon to jail on judicial remand till July 29.
Minister sends money for victim
Federal Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti presented a cheque worth Rs300,000 to the rape victim during his visit to the hospital.
A medical board will be set up by the federal government so that it can analyse all the aspects of this case and present a report on its findings, said the minister.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 27th, 2010.
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