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Police fail to arrest six accused in rape case

MULTAN: Lodhran police have failed to arrest six accused of raping a minor girl and could not get her medical examination conducted even after a lapse of three weeks.
A 10-year-old student of Government Middle School, Chak No.301 WB, Dunyapur had gone out of her school with her friend for buying some sweets during break from a nearby shop on Nov 13, when Ghulam Abbas, Hakim Ali, Mulazim Husain, Saeed Ahmed, Munawwar Husain and Sajjad Ahmed allegedly took her to a drawing room (Baithak) of a house where Sajjad raped her. Dunyapur police refused to lodge an FIR when the heirs of the girl contacted them.

Eventually, girl’s mother Sughran Mai filed a petition with Lodhran Additional District and Sessions Judge Tariq Mehmood who ordered registration of a case. The police registered the case with no arrest so far. Dunyapur DSP Muhammad Sadiq claimed that the rape story was totally concocted as no drawing room existed where the plaintiff alleged that the girl was raped. He said arrests would be made after investigation. Mr Sadiq said the police usually got medical examination conducted if a victim asked for it and the plaintiff did not demand it.
Source: Dawn
Date:12/4/2006