Rape victim Threatens to commit suicide -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Rape victim Threatens to commit suicide

MULTAN, Aug 16: A 14-year-old rape victim has threatened to commit suicide outside the chief minister’s office if the accused was not arrested at the earliest.

Tasleem Akhter along her parents told a press conference here on Saturday that she was kidnapped on Aug 11 by Mumtaz alias Buddy, the elder brother of PPP MNA Jamshed Dasti, along his two unidentified accomplices when she was on her way back from the bazaar with her sister.

She alleged that the accused raped her during two-day confinement, but the police did not arrest him despite an FIR No 655/8 had been lodged under sections 376/A and 380 against him.

Tasleem, a class-IX student at MC girls high school, Muzaffargah, said dozens of drug smuggling and dacoity cases had already been lodged with different police stations of the district against the accused while his brother was allegedly supporting him. Investigation officer Ghulam Abbas said the police could not arrest him despite three raids.

MNA Jamshed Dasti said: “My brother is a criminal and I have no links with him. I have asked the police to arrest him but some elements are trying to politicise the issue. It is also a fact that the victim party has a bad repute as well.”
Source: Dawn
Date:8/17/2008