RAWALPINDI: Police on Sunday obtained two-day physical custody of a man arrested on charges of raping his daughter-in-law.
An investigation officer from the Race Course police asked the duty magistrate for time to interrogate SK* about the circumstances leading to the allegations levelled by his 21-year-old daughter-in-law R*.
Sub-Inspector Muhammad Umer told The Express Tribune that they arrested SK on Saturday after he went into hiding following the registration of an FIR on April 24.
The police has already interrogated the victim’s husband and sent him on judicial remand to Adiala Jail, said the investigation officer. The husband is charged with detaining his wife and concealing the criminal act.
“The medical examiner’s report is still pending,” the sub-inspector added. The report will establish whether R was raped.
According to the FIR, R was raped by her father-in-law when she was alone at home. She informed her husband, whom she had married nine months ago, of the incident but he “tortured” her and kept her in detention to keep her from telling anyone else. It was only after she managed to reach her parents’ home that she was able to get to the police.
Inspector Umer said they will send the case to the court once the medical examination report is in.
*Names changed to protect identity
Published in The Express Tribune, May 14th, 2012.