Fighting intimidation: Raped and robbed, victim appeals for justice

Published: January 15, 2012
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Claims the accused threatened her with dire consequences.

Claims the accused threatened her with dire consequences.

HARIPUR: 

A married woman subjected to rape and blackmail by rapists, who filmed the incident, petitioned the court for registering an FIR against the accused, on Saturday.

The court has summoned the concerned station house officer on Monday. Nazia*, 25, a resident of Kangra village petitioned the district judge, Haripur, after the police refused to register a case.

She said she was asleep with her two minor children when two persons entered her room after scaling the boundary wall on Eidul Fitr. Her husband was with his first wife in a neighboring village.

The accused whom she identified as Roshan* and Israr*, held her at gunpoint and looted Rs1,80,000 cash. They subsequently raped her in front of her two minor children and filmed the incident. They threatened her of dire consequences in case she told her family when they left.

Nazia called her husband the next morning and he lodged a complaint with the Kotnajibullah police nominating the two accused for robbery. She said she had concealed the rape fearing they might harm her husband and children.

The accused who were not booked by the police began to blackmail her and threatened to upload her movie on the internet if she failed to pay up or revealed their names.

She said the accused called her and threatened her on her mobile phone four days back. Her husband, who had eavesdropped on the conversation, contacted the Kotnajibullah police again for registration of an FIR but the police was using delaying tactics.

When approached for comments, police sources said that neither the woman nor her husband had lodged any complaint of rape or robbery with them and there was no mechanism to determine the veracity of the claim of a married woman after four months. However, he confirmed that one of the accused has been booked.

This was the second case of rape in which the incident was filmed in a fortnight in Hazara. A girl was sexually assaulted in Kaghan valley and her rapist had filmed the crime and uploaded the movie on the internet. She had also kept quiet about the rape out of fear. He was later arrested by the police.

Names have been changed to protect identity

Published in The Express Tribune, January 15th, 2012.

 

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Nadeem
    Jan 15, 2012 - 12:06PM

    Just one of the examples of good governance in Punjab, while PMLN wants to offer same governance to rest of Pakistan.Recommend

  • JoelB
    Jan 17, 2012 - 2:33AM

    Another problem with polygamy – if the husband wasn’t with his other ‘wife’, he would have been home to protect her.

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  • eli
    Jan 17, 2012 - 3:39AM

    These men should be hanged and the police should be fired for refusing to prosecute the crime.

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  • David, Thailand
    Jan 17, 2012 - 3:55PM

    Inbred Western apologists see notihng wrong with an ideology that persecutes women. For civilised people, they raise the bar to unatainable heights, and for savages they lower it to ground level.

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  • Martin Koschuttnig
    Jan 18, 2012 - 12:38AM

    @JoelB:

    In the BEST society (Sura 3:110 ) any deity can establish, people can still commit such crimes?
    Do you know that in the ah so decadent west, even prostitutes are NOT free to be raped by such misfits! Even the fact that such “misfits” are breed in islamic Societies is a strong indication that it is not above the worst western countries. Who knows in the “right” circumstances that women, might have been sentenced to death for adultery! Any person who keeps a eye on Islam countries will know that this is not that seldom….

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