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Distressed girl seeks government help

LAHORE: A girl of Tajpura locality in Cantonment, who is facing life threats from policemen who have allegedly raped her, has sought protection of life and justice.

Narrating her ordeal to reporters at the Lahore Press Club on Saturday, Rabia Khan said she had contracted love marriage with Hussain Ejaz on Feb 1 against her parents’ will.

She alleged that an inspector and two constables had allegedly abducted the couple on Feb 11 and kept them in a Misri Shah warehouse for 12 days where she was raped by the inspector and another man.

Rabia said police officials then got their thumb impressions and signatures on a plain paper and took her to the house of a constable who, after subjecting her to rape, told her that her husband had been murdered.

Somehow, she said, she managed to escape from the constable’s house and reached her in-laws’ where she came to know that the inspector had sent her husband to jail in theft and robbery cases.

She said her father-in-law tried to get a kidnap case registered, but to no avail. She said they also moved the court, but the police defied its orders and instead registered cases against her in-laws, Faizan, Zeeshan and Arshad.

During a court battle, the case was finally registered by the Ghaziabad police, but the investigation in-charge did not pursue the case against his counterparts.

She further said her mother Asia Khanum got registered a fake case against her and her in-laws in North Cantonment police station and the police started conducting raids at their residences.

She said they filed a contempt of court plea in the Supreme Court whose hearing was to be held on Aug 30.

Rabia appealed to the government to provide protection as she feared that she, her husband and their parents could be murdered before the fresh hearing.
Source: Dawn