Additional District and Sessions Judge Naeem Ahmed on Saturday directed the Naulakha station house officer to proceed as per the law on a petition filed by a woman seeking a case against the owners of restaurant and a police official for allegedly holding her hostage and repeatedly raping her over the course of a year and a half.
The petitioner submitted through Advocate Chaudhry Khalid Rasheed that she had been lured to the City Railway Station by Jahangir, Khandad, Sabir and Chanda Bibi on the pretext that they had arranged a job for her.
She said that the four took her to Victoria Restaurant where they kept her hostage for a year and a half in a room.
She said she was repeatedly raped by various men who would pay her captors. She said she was tortured and warned that if she tried to escape, she would be killed. She said that a police official named Muhammad Asif of Naulakha police was also involved.
She said she was eventually able to escape with the help of a man named Tariq. She said that she visited Naulakha police station to lodge a case but the SHO had refused to listen to her. The court directed the petitioner to approach the SHO concerned along with her application, and directed the SHO to proceed in accordance with the law.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 27th, 2012.