Lured to capital for a job, woman gang raped

Published: September 12, 2012
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FIA assistant director, industrialist among arrested; police say all suspects in custody. PHOTO: REUTERS / FILE

FIA assistant director, industrialist among arrested; police say all suspects in custody. PHOTO: REUTERS / FILE

ISLAMABAD: 

An assistant director of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and an industrialist were among the three men arrested on Tuesday for allegedly raping a woman. The woman who brought the victim from Lahore to Islamabad on the promise of getting her a job was also taken into custody, the Secretariat police said.

A police official said Bisma* called Rescue 15 from a five-star hotel in Islamabad on Monday night and said she had been raped by three men.

“A team from the Secretariat police got in touch with the hotel management and raided the hotel room, from where they arrested the three suspects along with the woman who brought Bisma,” said a police official, requesting anonymity. They also recovered Bisma from the room.

He said the arrested men included the owner of an oil mill, an FIA Karachi Assistant Director, and their driver. The woman
who misled Bisma, was also taken into custody from the hotel.

The victim was shifted to the Secretariat Police Station after a medical examination at a local hospital.

Later, the police said, they registered a gang rape case against the suspects and locked them up. They will be produced in court on Wednesday for a remand.

Bisma told the police that the woman brought her to Islamabad promising that she had arranged a good job for her.

However on Monday night, the woman took her to the hotel for a meeting with the ‘prospective employers’. She left her with the men who raped her in the night, Bisma told the police.

The police said the initial medical report indicated that the victim was raped. However, further details would become available once DNA reports are available, which will be taken after permission from the court.

Bisma was shifted to Women Police Station, from where arrangements would be made to take her back to Lahore, a police official said.

The female suspect was shifted to the women police station’s lockup.

* Name changed to protect identity

Published in The Express Tribune, September 12th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (26)

  • Sep 12, 2012 - 10:52AM

    This is just plain sickening!

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  • Humshehri
    Sep 12, 2012 - 11:54AM

    What is the land of the so called pure coming too!! And then we have the nerve of pointing fingers at other nations, quoting examples!! These people are no less then terrorists in the land of the so called pure!!Recommend

  • THE
    Sep 12, 2012 - 12:26PM

    This kind of news will make any civilized human being sick. These people should not be set free and should be made an example with harsh punishments.

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  • mr. righty rightist
    Sep 12, 2012 - 12:49PM

    Doesn’t she need 4 (male) witnesses to prove her case?

    What does the law say?

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  • zK
    Sep 12, 2012 - 1:48PM

    Now let the political pressure and bribes begin….within few days the victim will be made to/forced to be silent..case wrapped up…the powerful convicts set free.
    So much for justice in the land of pure !

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  • Indian
    Sep 12, 2012 - 2:59PM

    soon news will come out that the accused were acquitted due to lack of evidence! Bingo.. welcome to land of pure!

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  • Haroon
    Sep 12, 2012 - 2:59PM

    @mr. righty rightist:
    I don’t know about Pakistani law, but according to Islamic Jurisprudence, if a women commits adultary, she cannot be punished for it unless there are 4 witnesses to it. The same does not stand for rape. Makes me sick why people keep pushing this misconception.

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  • PK
    Sep 12, 2012 - 3:47PM

    the Asst. Director’s name is Badar Baloch.

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  • Zia
    Sep 12, 2012 - 4:21PM

    What happen to the Fort Manroe Rape case??? Sialkot killing of two brothers?

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  • Darth Vader
    Sep 12, 2012 - 5:19PM

    @haroon

    It is pretty simple…all the three males should file a case against this women for adultery and rest is done

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  • Kafir
    Sep 12, 2012 - 5:22PM

    @Haroon

    @mr. righty rightist:
    I don’t know about Pakistani law, but according to Islamic Jurisprudence, if a women commits adultery, she cannot be punished for it unless there are 4 witnesses to it. The same does not stand for rape. Makes me sick why people keep pushing this misconception.

    Please quote the source. You have conveniently misconstrued to look it harmless. By the what kind of proof Islam accepts in case of rape?

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  • anum
    Sep 12, 2012 - 6:50PM

    The 4 witnesses argument is only there to justify the punishment of stoning to death in case of adultery. If rape is proved through other means, the country’s justice system can prevail and punishment metted out to the accused. Stoning to death is a very severe punishment which is why it requires unwavering testimony of 4 male adult pious witnesses. IF the law is misused doesnt mean it is wrong. Nowhere does it state that punishment cannot be handed unless 4 male witnesses arent there. If the accused is proven guilty, any punishment decided by the court can be given except for stoning to death.

    Please stop twisting laws to look like theyre wrong when only the interpretation is wrong.

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  • Vikram
    Sep 12, 2012 - 7:45PM

    @Haroon:
    What are the chances that 4 pious Muslim men will witness a women being penetrated during an act of adultery? This can happen only if is happening outside in public or pious Muslim men knew there is going to be an adultery sexual act planned. These men just stand there or stop the sexual act before penetration.

    Why so many pious witnesses are required?

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  • Geniuses
    Sep 12, 2012 - 8:19PM

    The complete fearless-ness with which they appear to have done this – in a 5 star hotel – they did not run – shows there is no fear of the law at all when raping women. T(Have they possibly done similar things before?)

    They probably know very well that most women would not dare even going to police for fear of zina accusation and that are messed up laws make it hard to prove rape.

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  • Farhan
    Sep 12, 2012 - 8:22PM

    @Vikram….it is quiet easy to understand you imbecile. 4 pious male witnesses are required so that not anyone can be accused of adultery and punished on the whims of a jealous individual with a personal vendetta against the accused man or woman. Islam wants to prevent that from becoming a trend, so it came up with this rule. Think about it…what are the chances that 4 pious male witnesses will be found of adultery? Most likely the pious will be working, spending time with their families or praying. This rule was made to prevent open displays of sexuality such as bawdy houses, orgy’s or strip clubs, and they are opposed by every religion in this world including Hinduism. Islam recognizes that we are human beings, and all adultery cannot be stopped but public displays can be minimized through such rules. Now i qualify this remark by saying that Islam and its tenets are just too good for a dysfunctional society like Pakistan…hence you see this abuse of Islamic law occurring here because we are an exploitative feudal society to our core. No one is suggesting that Babri Mosque demolition or the Shiv Sena fascism is emblematic of Hinduism. But maybe this argument will fly above your head so please go and eat your prejudices.

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  • Syed
    Sep 12, 2012 - 9:29PM

    @Farhan. Good answer. people just don’t have a good understanding of Islam. Unfortunately the extremists are hell bent on giving Islam a bad name these days.

    Please folks, you need 4 pious men for adultery. This is rape. I hope justice is done and these monsters get the worst punishment

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  • Salman
    Sep 12, 2012 - 9:57PM

    In India rapes occurs every minute. Check TOI, its full of rape updates all the time.

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  • mr. righty rightist
    Sep 12, 2012 - 11:17PM

    @Farhan who writes “@Vikram….it is quiet easy to understand you imbecile. 4 pious male witnesses are required so that not anyone can be accused of adultery and punished on the whims of a jealous individual with a personal vendetta against the accused man or woman.”

    But don’t you see how the same law can be easily misused.

    To fulfill my selfish goal (of different nature), I can accuse a woman of adultery and get four paid witnesses.

    There’s no forensic, no circumstantial evidence, no concrete evidence, just 4 liars and a woman’s life is ruined.

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  • abc
    Sep 12, 2012 - 11:54PM

    As usual Indians have arrived here from the Rape Capital of the World to poke fun at tragic. mindless incidents in Pakistan…

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  • Sep 12, 2012 - 11:54PM

    @Haroon:

    The misconception is pushed because it is on the books in Pakistani law (Pakistan portrays itself as an ‘Islamic’ republic). It is called the Hudood Ordinance, which has twisted the Islamic laws, that protected women from accusations of adultery, for rape instead. In most Islamic law and jurisprudence a woman’s word on an accusation for rape is considered enough. But now, for Pakistani women, one has to find 4 witnesses to confirm rape (in many cases it can lead to an automatic charge of adultery against the victim if 4 witnesses are not produced for rape). Yes, it is insane.

    @Farhan:

    It was a feudal society even before the 80’s. I credit the incredible religious hypocrite Zia and his Wahhabi-Deoband team-up for this messed up misogynist law against women. You will find many religious groups, and now members of the judiciary, defending this law.

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  • Sep 13, 2012 - 12:13AM

    @mr. righty rightist:

    Under Islamic Jurisprudence it would be virtually impossible to convict a woman of adultery, because the credibility and ethical integrity of the pious 4 eye witnesses would also come into question of how they were even around the vicinity in the first place (so it’s mind boggling how accused gang rapists can ever give evidence for adultery in Pakistan courts). So paid off lying witnesses would already be considered suspect in integrity due to circumstances, if not caught for bribery. There is also grave consequence for an accuser as a deterrent as well.

    None of this, of course, is covered properly by Pakistan law.

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  • Sidewinder
    Sep 13, 2012 - 8:30AM

    if four pious men have the heart to see a woman being raped and no courage to save her,then in my view they are neither pious nor men….

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  • Mr.XAm
    Sep 15, 2012 - 7:53PM

    what a dramatic story… how can it be possible a educated young girl went to islamabad at 12pm night for job interview in five star hotel. And also how can a Grade 11 A.S.I Mr sarfaraz can arrest Grade 18 Add Director F.I.A and his top businessman friend, How can it be possible if they want to rape a girl why would they book a room in five star hotel with hundreds of people inside the hotel. Common people wake up its just a trap, Scam…

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  • Sarfaraz
    Sep 16, 2012 - 10:08AM

    @PK:
    it is Babar bin Uzair!!!

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  • Sarfaraz
    Sep 16, 2012 - 10:14AM

    I would wait till the DNA reports show up before passing any judgments. Who knows what people do for money/greed/fear and power

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  • Wwewwe
    Oct 27, 2012 - 8:20PM

    Can you please expalin what happeded? @Mr.XAm:

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