'Rape victim' seeks justice -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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‘Rape victim’ seeks justice

NAROWAL: A 22-year-old alleged rape victim has threatened to commit suicide if police did not arrest the accused who abducted and raped her for over three months.`S’ from Rehmat Colony told reporters on Saturday that Arif, Shahzad, Shaukat and Sadiq had abducted her from Jassar Bypass Road with the help of Ishrat Bibi, who had brought her to Narowal on the pretext of shopping on Aug 20, 2006. She alleged that the accused first took her to Shahzad’s house in Ghaziwal Colony where Arif and Shahzad raped her at gunpoint. Later, they took her to Sialkot to Arif’s house where accused Arif and Shahzad raped her for over three months. She said that she fled from there on getting an opportunity and came back to her house.

She said that she had submitted an application with Sadar Police Station in Narowal for the registration of a case against the accused but the police did not register the case. Then she submitted an application with the district and sessions court in Narowal and on the court’s orders police had registered the case. She said the accused were influential and pressuring her for a compromise with the help of the investigation officer.She said that her parents had been separated in her childhood and her maternal grandfather had brought up her.
Source: Dawn
Date:12/12/2006