Law and order: Rape victim attacked in front of court

Published: July 16, 2012
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The bail was cancelled after a medical examination of the 15-year-old victim at Chishtian THQ hospital confirmed that she had been raped.

The bail was cancelled after a medical examination of the 15-year-old victim at Chishtian THQ hospital confirmed that she had been raped.

MULTAN: Daharanwala police on Sunday assigned an official to keep watch at the home of a sexual assault victim after she and her brother were beaten up allegedly by one of the two men accused of raping her.

Muhammad Usman, brother of the victim, told The Express Tribune that he and his sister were stopped on their way home and beaten up by one of the suspects and his accomplices.

He said they wanted his sister to sign a paper saying that she had wrongly implicated the suspects in the matter. He said they tried to kidnap his sister on her refusal to sign the paper but were prevented by the large number of people who were drawn to the scene.

“They fled on seeing a police team arrive at the scene,” Usman said.

SHO Muhammad Zaman Joiya said the police had followed the suspect and his accomplices to a hospital where he went after the incident but could not arrest them.

The girl and her brother were taken to Chishtian tehsil headquarters (THQ) hospital from where they were discharged after first aid.

The suspect had fled from a sessions court after Judge Haider Amin cancelled a bail granted to him and the other men nominated in the FIR on July 9.

The bail was cancelled after a medical examination of the 15-year-old victim at Chishtian THQ hospital confirmed that she had been raped.

The two men had earlier been released on bail on July 4, two days after they were taken into custody on July 2.

According to the FIR registered by the victim’s brother they had assaulted the girl in Chak 40/ F, a village in Chishtian, on May 29.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 16th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Lubna
    Jul 16, 2012 - 3:45PM

    Now these ARE the people who deserve to be ‘lynched’.

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  • Hasan
    Jul 16, 2012 - 4:32PM

    No one deserves to be “lynched”.

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  • Muhammad Hassan
    Jul 16, 2012 - 5:16PM

    @Hasan: Maybe your views would be different if you were the victim. I’m a staunch liberal, but I’m no fool; these kind of people need to be taught a lesson that would make potential rapists quake in their boots.

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  • Iram
    Jul 16, 2012 - 6:08PM

    Other day SHO of a Gujranwala police station robbed while he was on duty with six constables and still CM claims that law & order conditions of the Punjab is the best.

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  • Cautious
    Jul 16, 2012 - 9:28PM

    police had followed the suspect and
    his accomplices to a hospital where he
    went after the incident but could not
    arrest them.

    And why is that – bad enough that an accused rapist isn’t in jail but not arresting that accused rapist after he attacks the victim (again) in broad daylight is bad even by anyone’s standards.

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