Lahore gang-rape: One rapist identified, taken into custody

The cousin of Lahore's five-year-old gang-rape survivor identifies one of the rapists from CCTV footage.


Web Desk September 15, 2013
CCTV footage captures one suspect dropping the victim off at the hospital. PHOTO: EXPRESS

LAHORE: The cousin of Lahore's five-year-old gang-rape survivor identified one of the rapists as Shehzad Kapadia, Express News reported on Sunday.

The accused was taken into custody after the cousin identified a sketch prepared with the help of CCTV footage which captured a suspect dropping the child at the hospital.


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The girl was found at around 8pm on September 13, a day after she went missing from a low-income neighbourhood in the city.

The rape survivor underwent a surgery, while two more operations are scheduled for the coming weeks, according to her doctor.

As per details gathered from the hospital, her condition has improved and she is responsive but is not speaking.

Her parents were given visitation rights but she is not allowed any other visitors.

The doctor said that they want to give her sleeping medications to help speed up her recovery from mental trauma.

Background

Doctors said the child was raped several times and after receiving emergency care was transferred to the intensive care unit of nearby Services hospital.

The CCTV footage also showed a security guard from Lahore's Sir Ganga Ram hospital carrying the victim into the building on his shoulder after he found her lying on the road in a critical condition, said the police chief.

Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry took suo motu notice of the rape  and the inspector general of Punjab Police presented a two page report to the Supreme Court on Saturday.

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Mariam Q | 6 years ago | Reply | Recommend

Why cannot we use DNA evidence in this day age for God's sake!!! Are we living in cave ages!!???

Emen Khan | 6 years ago | Reply | Recommend

What to say, according to news paper Three minor girls were raped in Peshawar day before yesterday, one of them a five years old was brutally murdered thereafter. KPK assembly's women members were very vocal on Lahore case but none of them bothered to look into these three cases which took place on 16 September 2013 just 3 days after the Lahore incident.

In fact every criminal in this country is confident to get away unpunished for his crime. What happened in Shahzeb murder case? There are are around 8000 criminal awaiting death sentences in our jails, not a single has been executed during the last 6 years. Around 600 criminals escaped in the recent 2 jail breaks in KPK.

I am afraid, such incidents will take place again and again until and unless the murderers and rapist are publically hanged.

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