‘Rape’ victim seeks justice
KARACHI — A seventeen-year old gang-rape victim, who was declared as virgin by medica1 legal officer, seeks justice from the higher authorities.
Aasia Khoso, belonging to a poor peasant family of Jhaddo, district Mirpurkhas, Sindh, was brutally gang-raped by three men, however, the female medico-legal officer at Taluka Hospital Jhaddo issued a ‘fake’ medical report declaring that the gang-rape victim was virgin. Advocate Zia Ahmed Awan said this while addressing a press conference at Madadgaar Helpline office here on Saturday.
With the assistance of Madadgaar, Director General Health Sindh constituted a high-level medical board at the Civil Hospital Karachi, which after medical examination confirmed that the victim was not virgin he informed.
He said Aasia Khoso, daughter of Noor Muhammad Khoso, resident of Jhaddo town visited the Madadga-ar He1pline office in Karachi on January 04,2011 and told that her neighbor, Dhani Bux, took her to his home on the pretext of showing her his newborn baby; however, at his house his two aides, Bu-Ali and Sher Ali were present and they three overpowered and raped her.
Aasia informed media that the Medico Legal Officer of Taluka Hospital Jhaddo Dr Shahnaz Talpur, in convince with the accused issued her a fake medical certificate, declaring that she was virgin and the police on the basis of that medical certificate was not taking any action against the accused.
Source: The Nation