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Rape-cum-murder suspects held

LAHORE: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Khwaja Muhammad Sharif on Friday disposed of a suo motu into the gang-rape-cum-murder of a 15-year-old girl after receiving a report from the police that the accused are in custody.

According to a news report, Iqra, a resident of Sheikhupura, was raped by Dr Iftikhar Ahmad along with others at Amin Hospital, before being administered a poisonous injection. Her mother, Mrs Hameedan, a widow, was an employee at the hospital.

The Sheikhupura district police officer on Friday submitted a report stating that two suspects, Malik Anwar and Amjad, are with the police while Dr Ahmad was also available.

The judge observed that, according to the post mortem, no mark of violence or rape has been mentioned, though a female doctor said a final opinion would be given after receipt of a report by the chemical examiner.

Justice Sharif said he hoped the investigation would be carried out impartially and honestly and with these instructions disposed of the suo motu.
Source: Dawn
Date:6/7/2009