Rape, murder of niece: Rapist says actions were motivated by a fictional character

Published: September 11, 2012
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“She implored and cried for help but I assaulted her; when her condition deteriorated and she did not stop crying I strangled her, which made her silent forever,” Khan told the judge. PHOTO: FILE

“She implored and cried for help but I assaulted her; when her condition deteriorated and she did not stop crying I strangled her, which made her silent forever,” Khan told the judge. PHOTO: FILE

MANSEHRA: 

A teenage boy has confessed of his crime of raping and murdering his niece. Adil Khan, 17, testified before a judicial magistrate on Monday that his actions were motivated by a character from a story in a digest.

Khan said that he was reading a fictional story from an Urdu digest wherein a character used to kill his girl victims after raping them, adding that when his minor niece came to his room, he was “overwhelmed with inhuman instincts”.

“She implored and cried for help but I assaulted her; when her condition deteriorated and she did not stop crying I strangled her, which made her silent forever,” Khan told the judge, his eyes welling. “I am ashamed and seek forgiveness from my family and the God Almighty,” he added.

Earlier on Satruday, Khan had confessed to assaulting and killing his minor niece, Tehreem*, when she came to wake him up in a room of this father’s under-construction house in Chirach Behali village.

He then dumped her body in a sewer near the house. When the family initially asked him about Tehreem’s whereabouts, he expressed ignorance and joined the family in her search. But when the family members found Tehreem’s slippers outside Khan’s room, they interrogated him and he confessed.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 11th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Tauseef
    Sep 11, 2012 - 4:21PM

    These kind of people should be hanged in public.

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  • Close_enough
    Sep 11, 2012 - 6:10PM

    Court! Please hang him immediately, show no mercy on such a wild person.

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  • Sep 11, 2012 - 7:45PM

    DO HANG him till death.. no mercy

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  • Sep 11, 2012 - 7:51PM

    Rape is a very serious issue in our society that has a very damaging and long lasting impact on its survivors and the culture prevalent in society around rape such as jokes and insensitive language work to undermine the seriousness of this crime, as well as to cause survivors unnecessary pain and psychological trauma.

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  • Anonymous
    Sep 12, 2012 - 1:25AM

    He should be hanged showing him no mercy…but what about the print media the digest he was reading that gave him such an idea…who will stop such digests from keep on printing such material and making more of these rapists….who will hang these people and put a full stop of such awareness that itself is damaging…

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