Karak rape case: Victim’s last hope hangs by a thread

Published: February 7, 2012
Alleged rape victim Uzma Ayub’s daughter has been hospitalised after falling ill.

Alleged rape victim Uzma Ayub’s daughter has been hospitalised after falling ill.


Alleged rape victim Uzma Ayub’s daughter, the prime evidence in the Karak rape case, was hospitalised in a critical condition after falling ill on Sunday.

Uzma’s brother Zafran told The Express Tribune that his niece, Zeba, who was born on January 20, fell seriously ill and was rushed to the Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) in Peshawar.

Zeba’s mother Uzma was allegedly picked from her house in 2009 and was missing for a year. She has accused 13 people, including three police officials, for allegedly gang-raping her.

Uzma is reported to have been kept by one group of men for nine months, which later handed her over to another group who kept her for four months. In September last year, she was finally recovered, and returned home – pregnant.

She decided to keep her child, who she hoped could be used to prove her innocence.

The Peshawar High Court, which took suo motu notice of the case, had ordered DNA tests of both Uzma and Zeba to ascertain the parentage.

Earlier, SSP Kohat Attiq Wazir informed The Express Tribune that Uzma and Zeba’s blood samples had been sent to the Armed Forces Institute in Rawalpindi as per the instruction of the PHC.

Uzma’s brother Alamzeb, who had been actively fighting for his sister’s rights, was killed last month outside a district court in Karak.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 7th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (12)

  • Iram
    Feb 7, 2012 - 10:26AM

    Iftikhar Chaudhry where is justice? you will be responsible if this innocent girl remained helpless, you are CJ of Pakistan.


  • Citizen
    Feb 7, 2012 - 10:38AM

    What happened with her is terrible and extremely tragic. May Allah gives her justice soon :(


    Feb 7, 2012 - 11:44AM

    JUSTICE???!! WHAT JUSTICE? It is just a circus !!!


  • Feb 7, 2012 - 1:38PM

    Don’t expect Justice in Pakistan.
    All these rapers need to be slaughtered.


  • Iram
    Feb 7, 2012 - 2:43PM

    @IFTIKHAR-UR-REHMAN: What commitments they made before the restoration of judiciary?

    @Dr SA KHAN:Then so called liberals will say Islamic punishments are barbaric.


  • Feb 7, 2012 - 3:20PM

    I Agree these Rapists should be Hanged , no Case for them & no appearing in front of Court as the COURT just Prolongs the case . The Judge asks the raped woman to give him Prove that she was raped . cant they see the Medical reports ??
    what would & could a woman who has been raped & left to Die say
    so why put that rapist in jail get medical proof & Hang him .
    That’s the Justice for RAPISTS


  • M. Ahmed
    Feb 7, 2012 - 5:10PM

    The courts are duty bound to administer justice. The system of awarding justice is linked to prosecution. Legal wrangling has always helped the criminals. Uzma’s case is yet another criminal episode that warrants quick and examplary punishment.

    Otherwise, more Uzma’s will fall prey to lust of the rapists.


  • khan
    Feb 7, 2012 - 6:46PM

    What has happened to honors of us Muslims don’t we have sisters and daughters at home then how can we allow this to happen in our society. We need some vigilante group who will administer justice to these rapists. Then only these people will think twice before committing these heinous crimes.


  • naveen
    Feb 8, 2012 - 10:07AM

    justice delayed is justice denied


    Feb 8, 2012 - 11:29AM

    Those were not commitments but STATEMENTS and as a nation we are very fond of giving statements. These statements are made in front of TV cameras everyday by every political leadership and by judiciary while sitting in their chambers / courts. These statements are meant for public consumption only.


  • OG
    Feb 9, 2012 - 3:08AM

    these rapist dont need to be hanged! they need to be punished. put them in jails, perhaps rape them for a decade everyday so they know how it feels! hanging them would be the easy way for for these scums!


  • Vishal
    Feb 9, 2012 - 4:27AM

    There should b only 2 Punishment for rappist.
    Either Death punishment or Chopping of male part of the rappist.
    Rappist don’t have any right to claim for Human right as Rape is more Inhuman then Murdour.
    In Murdour,Victims dies once,rape Victime dies everyday,everyhour.


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