CJ takes suo motu notice of 11-year-old girl’s rape, murder

Published: February 18, 2013
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News reports said the 11-year-old girl was gang-raped and burnt to death in Islamabad. PHOTO: FILE

News reports said the 11-year-old girl was gang-raped and burnt to death in Islamabad. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry took a suo moto notice on Monday against the murder of an 11-year-old girl who was gang-raped and burnt to death in Islamabad.

The action was taken after Registrar’s Office filed a note citing news reports of unidentified people raping a girl and setting her body on fire before dumping it in a ditch.

The chief justice issued a written order for the case to be put up in the court on February 19 and issued notices to Inspector General (IG) of the Islamabad police.

He has also asked for the production of a written report from the city’s top cop.

News reports, cited by the Registrar’s Office, stated that the police found the girl’s body in Sector I-9/1 of Islamabad. The girl was a resident of Bhara Kahu and had gone missing on February 13. An FIR was registered against 55-year-old Qaiser Ali and his wife Mehak Qaiser after the girl’s father accused them of kidnapping his daughter.

The case was registered against the nominated accused under Section 302 in the Industrial Area Police Station on February 17.

According to the news reports, the incident had sparked protests in the locality while members of the civil society called for the arrest of the accused and demanded a death penalty for all those involved.

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Reader Comments (17)

  • citizen
    Feb 18, 2013 - 4:37PM

    omg ! why dont we have stricter laws against this crime ? Death penalty it is !!Recommend

  • A - No.1
    Feb 18, 2013 - 4:55PM

    Mr CJ please take suo moto notice of Quetta and other killings also.

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  • Tanzeel
    Feb 18, 2013 - 4:59PM

    When will Don Corleone take notice of the LeJ and genocide?

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  • Khanani
    Feb 18, 2013 - 4:59PM

    Horrific incident !!!
    How in human can anyone be ! Hang them for Gods sake.. this innocent life … it literally brings tears to my eyes ! May is rest in peace.

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  • lily
    Feb 18, 2013 - 5:08PM

    things are out of our ahnds,everytime i read such news,i pray for the protectin of all girls.i feel scared of this horrible violence around us..we need people to change this society,to punish he criminals and scare them from doing so..we really need such people..

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  • Feb 18, 2013 - 5:22PM

    No SueMoto for Shia Minority Genoside.

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  • Kaleem
    Feb 18, 2013 - 5:31PM

    Just imagine the direction we are heading, how barbaric are these crimes, no doubt we deserve punishment through worst rulers.

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  • Feb 18, 2013 - 5:38PM

    Did SC take suo moto of the shia genocide?

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  • Afzaal Khan
    Feb 18, 2013 - 6:18PM

    Everyone asking about CJ taking suomoto notice of Shia killing are you all blinds or your hate making you blind? What is he been doing taking suomoto action of whole Baluchistan issue? Did you guys even read his short order on that? And stop calling it genocide its not

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  • Tamoor R
    Feb 18, 2013 - 6:25PM

    No words just sad to know

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  • Something Clever
    Feb 18, 2013 - 8:48PM

    I don’t know of any Supreme Court that constantly does this. You know, other courts are supposed to deal with these things. It’s so that they can gain some credibility among the populace and they sorely need it. If something starts going downhill with that, then the Supreme Court could play damage control.

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  • Jibran
    Feb 18, 2013 - 10:10PM

    Who’s the member parliament from this constituency? Why he has not stood up for the poor girl?

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  • Syed
    Feb 18, 2013 - 10:31PM

    @Afzaal Khan. what exactly is a genocide? How many more Shias would need to be killed in order for you to call it a genocide? Its people like you that are to be blamed. Balochistan sou moto was for missing Balochis. Shias have been getting killed in Karachi, Balochistan, Gilgit Baltistan, KPK. I hope you don’t die before you wake up from your ignorance.

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  • Saeed
    Feb 18, 2013 - 11:04PM

    @Afzaal Khan:
    Shame on you, how many people need to be killed to satisfy your semantics.

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  • Ali Tanoli
    Feb 18, 2013 - 11:38PM

    @syed
    for godsake for a second be muslim or atleast human man look it karachi and tribal area killing and what happend to this angel girl be sad for it for second ….

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  • Nazia
    Feb 18, 2013 - 11:40PM

    @Afzaal Khan.
    Stop being callous.How many more innocent lives you ask for?

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  • Marisol
    Feb 25, 2013 - 10:41AM

    ANOTHER CASE OF DERELICTION OF DUTY OF POLICE: This particular SEXUAL CRIME is so vile, so evil and so shockingly hideous! It is precisely why this hateful scourge of evil rapists in your society must be dealt with by the harshest of means–the death penalty! The entire world is watching and now fully recognizes the poisonous, depraved, barbaric infestation that is ravaging your country. These animals are worse than the TALIBAN in Afghanistan. SHAME ON THE POLICE for not taking this case seriously and searching for the little girls right away. Aged 6, 8 and 11, they were went missing on February 14. The mother reported this to the police, who failed to take action for two days. It was then that a villager found them dead at the bottom of a village well. Police shamefully ruled the deaths ‘accidental’ or ‘suicide’. Villagers had to demand action, by blocking the roads and burning tires, before a medical examination revealed the girls had been brutally raped, sodomized, and murdered. WHAT A TERRIBLE DERELICTION OF DUTY OF INDIA’S POLICE!! Had they searched for the girls immediately, there is a likelihood that they could have been found ALIVE!!!

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