Father of rape victim receives threats -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Father of rape victim receives threats

KHAIRPUR: The father of a students who was allegedly gang-raped by three teachers, has said that some influential persons of the area and the accused nominated in the FIR were hurling threats to him.

Talking to journalists at Faiz Ganj Press Club on Wednesday, he alleged that police were supporting the accused due to pressure of the influential figures who were pressuring him to settle the matter through a jirga. He said that he would not compromise on the issue at any cost.

He said that due to the threats to his family, they were shifting their venue during day and night. He said that 20 girls of their village had stopped going to school after the incident.

According to the girl, she was gang-raped by school teacher Shoukat Jatt, Ghulam Mustafa Rajpar and Imtiaz Rajpar.

BAIL: The Anti-Terrorism Court of Khairpur on Wednesday granted pre-arrest bail to the PML-F backed Gambat Taluka Nazim Syed Sarkar Hussain Shah and two others in the murder case of Allama Ali Sher Hyderi, chief patron of the banned Sipah-i-Sahaba Pakistan. The court confirmed the pre-arrest bail of Sarkar Hussain Shah.
Source: Dawn
Date:10/22/2009