Police reluctant to register FIR against pedophile

Published: October 15, 2010
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LAHORE: Shahdara police have refused to file an FIR against an alleged pedophile, The Express Tribune has learnt. Waqas Ahmed, the 25-year-old son of pir Rasheed Ahmed, is accused of sodomising a student of class five in the Hujra of his father in Kot Shahbudin on Wednesday night. Medically it is clear that the child was sodomised but even after receiving the medico-legal report the Shahdara police were unwilling to register an FIR.

The child’s father, a city traffic police assistant sub-inspector (ASI), told The Express Tribune that since Wednesday night the police were using delaying tactics and urging them to reach a compromise with Waqas. He said ASI Khalil had called them three times and every time gave them a new appointment and asked for a compromise with Waqas’s father. On Thursday night more than 50 people went to the police station with the complainant for the registration of the FIR but ASI Khalil told them that Waqas was asking for reconciliation and they should accept his request.

Wasim Ahmed Zaki, a neighbour of the child, told The Express Tribune that the culprit had lured the child with the promise of money and toffees. After the crime, Waqas threw the boy out and put Rs20 in his pocket, he said. Zaki said that the child who had fainted lay unconscious on the road until neighbours found him and carried him to his home. The family took him to the hospital where they were told that he had been sodomised, he added

Zaki said Waqas was a known pedophile and several people had complained to his father but there had been no change in his behaviour. He said now all the residents of the mohalla were determined to bring the man to justice.

The accused, Zaki said, had managed to secure the sympathies of the police which had tried its best to stop the victim’s family from initiating action against him.

ASI Khalil, first, denied knowledge of the incident but later said that he had asked the complainant to come back later as the station house officer (SHO) was absent and they could meet the SHO personally

In the evening, he said the electricity of the police station was suspended and the FIR might be registered on Friday.

Shahdara SHO Sharif Sindhu said that on Thursday he had been at the Lahore High Court therefore he could not meet the complainant or the father of the accused.

He said that when he reached the police station on Thursday evening he ordered immediate registration of the FIR. Although he could not cite the number of the FIR, he said that the police were preparing a raid to arrest the accused.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 15th, 2010.

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Reader Comments (14)

  • SA
    Oct 15, 2010 - 9:14AM

    Another example of police atrocities!Recommend

  • Live and learn
    Oct 15, 2010 - 11:57AM

    Poor kidRecommend

  • maliha
    Oct 15, 2010 - 12:17PM

    such ugliness. One more animal loose in our streets. One more corrupt police officer. One more child, traumatized and scarred. When will the rioting start? When will the people work themselves up to a frenzy to change? How much more are we going take?Recommend

  • Oct 15, 2010 - 1:52PM

    He was a police man’s son, that’s why this information has reached thus far, i.e. in Media but we have no statistics how many rapes are going on every hour in this Islamic Republic.Recommend

  • Umair Waheed Sheikh, Khayban e Hafiz,Karachi
    Oct 15, 2010 - 2:10PM

    They want more proof. If the Inspector’s son would be his next target.Recommend

  • KM
    Oct 15, 2010 - 2:12PM

    I wonder what is the penalty for such a crime? Lewdness was met with severe punishment from Allah, as mentioned about Qaum e Lut, and in that context there is no compromise on it. Our law should simply hang the person by his b…s.Recommend

  • Umar Farooq
    Oct 15, 2010 - 2:58PM

    Once again, ample proof that the poor have no access to justice. Its disgusting that the police refuse to file a report on a known criminal. Where else would this occur besides in the land of the pure?

    No society on earth, no matter what the religion, tolerates pedophiles. In Pakistan, if you have the money or connections, all matters can be swept under the rug.

    Disgusting beyond belief. Recommend

  • Majid
    Oct 15, 2010 - 4:05PM

    In General Zia Ulhaq reign pedophile were hanged.Recommend

  • Azeem
    Oct 15, 2010 - 4:29PM

    Maybe we should let the guy spend some time with the ASI’s children. Maybe then he would understand.Recommend

  • SUB
    Oct 15, 2010 - 5:13PM

    @maliha: the question is whats uglier? The accused or the Police?

    May Allah hav mercy on this crowd of people called nationRecommend

  • Hassan
    Oct 16, 2010 - 1:35AM

    You can never find a vigilante mob when you need one !Recommend

  • SA
    Oct 16, 2010 - 10:08AM

    @Ahmed Hashmi, spot on. @ Hassan, agreed. Recommend

  • Angelos
    Oct 16, 2010 - 1:56PM

    Hope justice is served………..

    @Hassan
    so true!Recommend

  • Ahsan Rafique Butt
    Oct 17, 2010 - 8:46PM

    Where Khadim – e – Ala Punjab is? When a Police Officer is weeping for having his FIR registered what an ordinary citizen will have to do?
    Pakistan Zindabad!!!! Recommend

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