Despite facing backlash and push, the law enforcement authorities have constantly failed to curb violent crimes against women, as another gang-rape case surfaces in Karachi. A first-year college student was kidnapped and gang-raped a week ago, and the investigation continues.
Police say, they have arrested the main suspect, along with three accomplices, and a probe is underway. However with the rate of convictions in Pakistan, will the victim get justice?
According to ARY News, the victim’s father, a government school teacher says his daughter went missing on February 9th and was later found by DHA police. According to the first information report (FIR) filed with Malir Police, the victim’s father filed the complaint.
Three suspects, Samiullah, Adil and Fawad are currently in police custody, and a judicial magistrate remanded the three suspects for interrogation till February 22. The judicial magistrate also sought a progress report from the investigation officer.
Kidnapping Turned Gang-Rape
He reported that his daughter had left her house in Gulshan-e-Hadeed area to go to college on February 9, 2021. When she didn’t return home by 1pm, her family got worried and set out to search for her.
Geo News reports, police say, the victim’s father told them;
“Yesterday, I received a call from a Defence Housing Authority (DHA) police station that my daughter had been found in DHA,”
The victim was rushed to a hospital. Police say in her statement the girl narrated the sexual crime against her explaining that three men abducted and gang-raped her.
Superintendent of Police (SSP) Malir Irfan Bahadur and SSP Investigation Malir Imran Qureshi visited the victim’s home and assured the family that justice would be served. Malir Police told Geo News that the arrested suspects are being interrogated, and a medico-legal examination of the suspects is also being carried out.
“Further action will be taken once the forensics report is obtained,” police said.
The suspects DNA profiling and mobile phone data is also being used in the probe.
Police also said that suspect’s sister and rape victim used to study in the same coaching center.