Woman begging for alms raped

RAWALPINDI: A man raped a woman under the pretence of giving her Eid ration within the limits of Saddar Beruni police station of Rawalpindi. Police registered a case and started searching for the accused. According to the police, while getting the case registered, the woman said is a domestic worker. She also begs due to poverty. The victim said she along with her sister was standing near the Shahpur Stop to beg. A man and a woman arrived in the car and the woman gave them Rs. 500. The man said he would give ration for Eid from a warehouse located on Adiala Road. Lured by the ration, she sat in the car.

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Woman shot dead

LAHORE: A 35-year-old woman was shot dead by two suspects, allegedly, father and brother of her husband’s ex-wife in Sherakot. Police registered a murder case on the complaint of Muhammad Akbar.

He, in the FIR statement, stated that he was returning home in Ali Park with his wife Sana from his in-laws home in Chauburji. His former father in-law Ehsan and brother in-law Danish Ehsan followed his car and intercepted them near his house where they shot at his wife.

The victim received bullet injuries and died. He said that the suspects were frustrated because he had divorced his first wife few months back.

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Man, two children found with slit throats in Ghori Town

ISLAMABAD: Unidentified persons slit the throat of a man and his two minor children in front of their house in the capital on Monday, police said.

The injured were residents of Ghori Town and identified as Sheron Masih, an accountant by profession, and his seven-year-old son and a 10-year-old daughter.

The police said some passersby spotted the injured with their slit throats and sitting in a car parked in front of their house and informed the police. The neighbours also shifted them to a hospital.

After getting information, the police reached the house and during search found a cutter from a car and suspected that it was used in the incident.

Earlier, Sheron left his house with the two children, the police said, adding that after some time they were found injured in the car.

After giving medical assistance, all the injured were kept in the hospital under the observation of doctors, the police said, adding that their condition was critical, but they were out of danger.

However, the doctors asked the police not to interrogate them or take their statements due to their conditions.

The police are waiting for permission of the doctors for recording their statements. It is yet to be cleared under which circumstances the incident took place.

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Missing minor girl found dead in Kotri

DADU: An eight-yearold girl, who had gone missing since evening a day before, was found dead in a desolate place in Kotri Site area on Monday.

Father of the victim, Liaqat Ali Hazara, said thathis daughterhad left home in Mahmood Shah Colony in Kotri Site area to buy goodies from a nearby shop in the locality during Iftar time yes-terdaybut didnotreturn.

The family came to know the next morning that the girl`s body was spotted in a desolate place in the colony, he said.

Sources in the neighbourhood suspected the girl might have been sexually assaulted before murder but said it could be ascertained only after a proper post-mortem.

It could not be confirmed till filing of this report that if any case was lodged from the family.

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Harassment suspect sent to prison

KARACHI: A judicial magistrate on Monday remanded a suspect in judicial custody for sexually harassing a veiled woman when she was walking down a street near Manghopir Road within the jurisdiction of the Pak Colony police station.

The investigating officer presented the suspect before the judicial magistrate (West), requesting an extension of his physical remand for further interrogation. However, the IO failed to produce a progress report before the court. He also informed that the suspect had no previous criminal record.

After the proceedings, the courtrefusedtogrant his police remand and sent him to prison till April18.

According to the FIR, a complaint was lodged by a police inspector afterreceiving a video which captured an incident in which a man purportedly attempted to sexually harass a veiled woman passerby in a street.

Upon viewing the video, the police investigated the case and discovered that the alleged perpetrator was often seen there.They apprehended the suspect who confessed to his offence.

The CCTV footage shows the woman walking alone in a street when a man suddenly approaches her from behind, cornered and groped her before running away.

A case was registered at the Pak Colony police station under Section 354 (assault or criminal force to a woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of the Pakistan Penal Code.

-Staff Reporter

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Girl, man shot dead by robbers

LAHORE: A 17-year-old girl and a 24-year-old man were murdered over resisting a robbery in Shandara. Reportedly, the victims were present at a milk shop to buy yogurt when two motorcyclists arrived and tried to loot cash and valuables at gunpoint. The suspects were taking away the cash box when a person offered resistance. The suspects opened fire, injuring three persons. They were shifted to a nearby hospital, where Shehroze Butt, 24, and Aniqa Maseeh, 17, succumbed to the injuries. Zulfiqar Maseeh was under treatment at the hospital for bullet injuries.

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Woman shot dead, husband, infant daughter hurt in attack

KARACHI: A young woman was shot dead and her husband and infant daughter were wounded in the Moachko area on Sunday evening, police and rescue services said.

The police said that the couple had tied the knot on their free will and it appeared that the lethal attack was carried out in the name of so-called honour.

They said that 24-year-old Nida, her husband, Jawaid Ali, 26, and their seven-month-old daughter were shot at and wounded by unknown persons in Rais Goth.

They were taken to the Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi, where doctors declared the woman dead, while her husband and daughter were admitted for treatment.

Keamari SSP Faizan Ali said that the woman had married against the wishes of her family.

He said that it appeared that her brother was involved in the attack.

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Man sentenced to 80 lashes for denying child`s paternity

KARACHI: A sessions court has sentenced a man to 80 lashes for refusing to admit paternity of his child and falsely accusing his ex-wife of adultery.

Additional District and Sessions Judge (Malir) Shehnaz Bohyo convicted Fareed Qadir under Section 7(1) of the Offence of Qazf (Enforcement Of Hadd) Ordinance, 1979 for disowning his legal child and making false accusations against his ex-wife.

The said section of the ordinance reads: `Whoever commits gazf liable to hadd shall be punished with whipping numbering eighty stripes.

The judge wrote in his verdict: `It is crystal clear that the accusedis aliar and hadfabricated an allegation of Qazf upon the complainant regarding illegitimacy of her daughter… Thus, he is convicted and sentenced to 80 stripes each under section 7(1) of the Qazf Ordinance, 1979.

The court ruled that after the conviction, his evidence shall not be admissible in any court of law following the confirmation of the conviction from the Federal Shariat Court.

`As the accused is sentenced to whipping only… he shall remain on bail, provided that he agrees to appear at the time and place designated by this court for the execution of the punishment of whipping, following the confirmation of the conviction and sentence by the court of appeal, and submits a bail bond in the sum of Rs100,000,` said the verdict.

The convict`s ex-wife had filed a complaint in court and stated that she got married in February 2015 and they lived together for one month. In December 2015, she gave birth to a baby girl. However, her ex-husband failed to provide maintenance or take her back to his home. When she moved a family court the judge rendered a decree in her favour and directed the convict to provide maintenance for his daughter and former wife.

However, the husband submitted two applications in court during the proceedings of the execution application, requesting a DNA test for the baby girl and disowning his daughter. These applications were subsequently withdrawn by the convict.However, the complainant filed an application under Sections 200, 203-B of the criminal procedure code (CrPC) read with Sections 3, 5, 7, and 11 of the Qazf Ordinance, 1979, before the district and sessions court (Malir), seeking legal remedy against her ex-husband for levelling serious allegations against her.

During the trial, the accused denied allegations regarding his exwife, stating that she had only lived with him for six hours after their marriage and then left the home andneverreturned.

However, the court noted that the accused neither testified under oath nor produced any witnesses to support his claims, adding that the defence also failed to bring any evi-dence regarding the accused making an apology or filing applications over a misunderstanding.

The court also highlighted that the accused in his recorded statement under Section 342 of the CrPC admitted that a baby girl was his legitimate daughter.

Prosecutor Saira Bano told Dawn that she did not witness any convictions of floggging under Section 7 of the Qafz Ordinance during her 14 years of service as a lawyer.

She explained that the implementation of the punishment of 80 lashes is subject to confirmation or otherwise by the court of appeal.

She believed that the recent conviction could be the first instance of corporal punishment in many decades.

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Rescuers help sick girl complete exam

SAHIWAL: The rescuers helped a 9th class student complete her exam after she fainted at the MC Girls High School, Pakpattan, the other day.

Abida Hussain was sitting the last paper of the Board of Intermediate andSecondaryEducation, Sahiwal, when she fainted as her blood pressure shot up.

The centre superintendent called Rescue 1122 and the girl was examined in the corridor of the examination centre by the rescuers. After the treatment by the rescuers, the girl came to senses and she was administered medicine through intravenous (IV) infusion to further control blood pressure.

Abida wanted to leave her paper but the rescuers, Muhammad Muaz and Abid Hussain, encouraged her not to leave it.

The centre superintendent also gave her permis-sion to take the exam with the drip attached to her.

To boost her confidence, the rescuers decided not to leave but they stood by her while picking the drip bottle as the stand was not available there.

The rescuers reportedly stood by the girl for oneand-a-half hours until she completed her exam.

Later, she was shifted along with family to Mohallah Said Jalal in Pakpattan city.

KILLED: Two brothers stabbed their youngest brother to death over a minor dispute after Iftar at Chak 86/12-L.

The Okanwala police identified the youngest brother as Shahid Hameed (18) while elder brothers who killed him were identified as Mujahid and Zahid.

Hameed Jutt, the father of the three men, told the police that his sons were not on good terms over some domestic matter.

Both brothers escaped after the incident.