Heinous crime: Woman fleeing rapist hit by train

Published: March 24, 2014
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An influential landlord was pursuing her with the intent of rape, her father said. PHOTO: FILE

An influential landlord was pursuing her with the intent of rape, her father said. PHOTO: FILE

FAISALABAD: A woman got in the way of a train and died in an attempt to flee from a local influential who was chasing her with the intent of rape on Saturday.

The father of the ill-fated girl, a resident of Basti Mallah Wali, told media persons on Sunday that his family worked at a brick kiln near Jhang City railway station.

He said his 25-year-old daughter was on her way home from the kiln when a local landlord stopped her and tried to forcibly take her to his dera. She resisted the attempted and managed to escape.

He said she reached home and told them about the incident.

The man followed her home. He was drunk and tried to force his way into the house, the father said.

The landlord ordered us to send the girl with him or he would kill her and the rest of the family, he said.

He said that the family members resisted and his daughter climbed over the boundary wall of their house and ran away.

He said that she went in the direction of the rail track and was hit by a train.

“She tried to protect herself and her family from disgrace,” the father said. “We have approached the police but we are poor kiln workers and the landlord is forcing us to retract our complaint or face dire consequences,” he said.

The Jhang City station house officer told The Express Tribune that the police were investigating the matter and would take a decision on merit.

“If the allegations are true, the landlord will be taken to task without any leniency, regardless of his social status. However, he has not been arrested yet,” the station house officer said.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 24th, 2014.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • fz
    Mar 24, 2014 - 11:33AM

    Without any leniency my foot. It is a land full of injustice. Never ever they can get punishment from these worldly Pakistan laws. It is only HIM who can punish.

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  • Syed
    Mar 24, 2014 - 12:25PM

    Same old story and injustice , its been 65 years and mindset never change by inch.

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  • Bilal
    Mar 24, 2014 - 12:59PM

    We direly need a iron scrutiny in police official with the change in their mindset. Never to forget those who involve in such heinous crimes must be highlighted regardless of any political, social cadre…

    This will continue until we don’t put ourselves in other’s shoe.

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  • unbelievable
    Mar 24, 2014 - 3:04PM

    Another example of a failed state. If that happened to my daughter that “influential” would be hiding under a rock or dead — forget the corrupt police. Recommend

  • Fahad
    Mar 25, 2014 - 5:20AM

    I just read? I can’t believe this. Recommend

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