Street vendor: Kidnap and gang-rape case registered against five

Medico-legal examination confirms rape.


Our Correspondent May 30, 2013
Woman requested the judge to order the police to release her two uncles and brother-in-law, who she said, were unfairly arrested when she went to file the rape case. PHOTO: FILE

KHANEWAL:


City police registered an FIR on Thursday against five people after the medico-legal examination of an 18-year-old woman, who was kidnapped on May 23 and detained for five days, showed that she had been raped.


The examination was held at the district headquarters hospital on the orders of the session judge after she filed a petition. She had also requested the judge to order the police to release her two uncles and brother-in-law, who she said, were unfairly arrested when she went to file the rape case.

The woman, a bed sheet hawker from Shaheen Town, said that five men known to her had kidnapped her at gunpoint on May 23 on her way home near Niazi Chowk. She said they had taken her to a dera, where they raped her and told her to marry one of them. When she refused, she said, they shaved her head and locked her in a room.



On May 28, she said, while they were away, she managed to attract a passer-by by shouting for help. Her parents were informed and the door was broken to rescue her.

She was taken to the police station, where she said, the police arrested her two uncles and a brother-in-law on charges of alleged torture. She said they (police) refused to register a rape complaint.

On May 29, she filed a petition at the session court seeking orders for her medical examination and release of her relatives.

City police said there had been some confusion at the time the FIR was registered. They said they were now looking for the suspects nominated in the new FIR.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 31st, 2013.

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