Lahore rape case: Lie detector test prompts release of 5 suspects

Published: October 2, 2013
Lahore rape case: Lie detector test prompts release of 5 suspects. PHOTO: FILE

Lahore rape case: Lie detector test prompts release of 5 suspects. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: Five suspects in the Lahore rape case were released on Wednesday after a polygraph test was done, Express News reported. 

The released suspects were Abdul Qaddus, Zafar Iqbal, two guards from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and Mughalpura’s trash collector Imran Shaheed.

Two police constables identified as Abid and Zahid are still in custody and are undergoing investigation.

Geo-fencing showed that they were in Mughalpura on the day of the rape and witnesses placed them in the vicinity of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital as well.

On September 13, a 5-year-old girl was found outside a Lahore hospital at around 8:00 pm, a day after she went missing from a low-income neighbourhood in the city. Doctors had said that she was raped several times.

The 5-year-old girl’s condition is satisfactory now and she will be kept in the hospital due to security issues.


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Reader Comments (18)

  • Salman
    Oct 2, 2013 - 1:25PM

    So we don’t want to use DNA in rape cases but will accept lie detectors. What is wrong with this country???


  • Troubled
    Oct 2, 2013 - 1:30PM

    Polygraph tests are not enough to provide any sort of legal proof in western democracies. Only in Pakistan do we arrest people without any proof.


  • Legend
    Oct 2, 2013 - 1:35PM

    So a lie detector is acceptable but DNA evidence isn’t?


  • Outrage
    Oct 2, 2013 - 1:39PM

    Lie Detectors are NOT considered primary evidence rather SUPPORTING evidence. WTH. They can deny DNA but lie detectors are ok! stupidity


  • Aakashvaani
    Oct 2, 2013 - 1:40PM

    Well, in the absence of 4 witnesses, there is only so much that could be done. Why waste time on Lie-detectors? They could just ask them to take a oath against the holybook.


  • Sarmad
    Oct 2, 2013 - 1:44PM

    @Salman, the CCI doesnt said that DNA test cannot be used. They said that DNA tests cannot prove that whether or not it was a rape. And they said that it can be used as an evidence by the court.


  • Parvez
    Oct 2, 2013 - 1:46PM

    Our judicial system is geared to letting the guilty go free………..when justice is not served does it make sense to keep the system in place ?


  • Z
    Oct 2, 2013 - 2:29PM

    Lie Detector! ROFL(Rolling Over Floor Laughing)


  • Amina
    Oct 2, 2013 - 2:44PM

    Technically, the 4 witness rule is for adultery. not rape.


  • Water Bottle
    Oct 2, 2013 - 2:48PM

    Polygraph is not admissible in Indian courts.Recommend

  • Mujtaba
    Oct 2, 2013 - 2:57PM

    Beautiful point.. Absolute beauty…

    Now I am not a secular Muslims. But this comment of urs is absolutely beautiful.


  • Fahad
    Oct 2, 2013 - 3:30PM

    You can keep your suggestion to your self Aakash. 4 witnesses are only required in case of extra marital cases not in rape cases. If Pakistan was following the real Islamic law, then the culprits would have long been caught and awarded capital punishment.Recommend

  • citizen
    Oct 2, 2013 - 3:49PM

    shameful laws in LAND OF PURE . i am disgusted to be a resident of this country .


  • Saleem
    Oct 2, 2013 - 4:18PM

    Why no DNA test was done? Why do we need to listen anyone when there are proven techniques to identify someone involve in a crime?


  • Syed
    Oct 2, 2013 - 4:57PM

    @Fahad. Thanks for pointing that out. There appears to be many ignorant fools mentioning 4 witnesses. 4 witnesses are required to proof adultery, making it very hard to accuse someone of committing adultery.


  • Jibran
    Oct 2, 2013 - 4:57PM

    Now this is a sick joke with the victim and the judicial system. Lie detector is not admissible anywhere in the world, but the high-tech, good-governance Punjab government chooses it to release alleged rapists. Who gave orders to use the lie detector, did it come directly from the law minister, or the chief minister, or the crown prince?


  • syed
    Oct 2, 2013 - 7:05PM

    and Lie detector is made by Shenzhen Guong Kong Company situated in Hangzhou china ..
    for God sake , please leave us alone ..


  • Raj - USA
    Oct 2, 2013 - 8:08PM

    @Jibran: Lie detector test is only as good as the person administering the test. If the person administering the lie detector test is not skilled and qualified, the test is useless. The person administering the test should ask the proper questions and in the proper tone, proper manner etc., etc., to get dependable results.


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