Hindu girl recovered from Bahawalpur – 14 Jun 2022

GUJAR KHAN: A Hindu girl kidnapped from Singhoi area in the limits of Chotala police station of district Jhelum was recovered after a week from Bahawalpur area on Monday and the suspect was also arrested.

According to the FIR registered on June 7 on the complaint of the victim`s mother, the girl and her family had temporarily shifted to Singhoi area of Jhelum from Badin area of Sindh to work at the farmhouse of a local landlord, Raja Zafar.

She said on June 6, she and her daughters were returning from hillside after doing work and stopped at a place to drink water and use washroom.

When her daughter, went to use washroom where the suspect was present who started beating her and took her away in his car.

The suspect abducted her daughter with the intention of rape on the directions of the landlord, Raja Zafar, alleged the mother in the FIR.

When Dawn contacted spokesperson of district Jhelum police, SI Ahsen Butt, he said the victim has been brought back to Jhelum by the police team from Bahawalpur while raids are also being carried out to arrest Raja Zafar.

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IO told to file forensic report of train gang rape video – 14 Jun 2022

KARACHI: A judicial magistrate on Monday sent five employees of a privately managed train to prison for their alleged involvement in a case pertaining to the gang rape of a woman in moving train.

The court also directed the investigating officer of the case to submit the forensic analysis report of footage of gang rape made by the suspects.

The Railway police booked five employees train manager and four ticket checkers of the Bahauddin Zakaria Express for allegedly sexually assaulting a 25-year-old victim on May 27.

On Monday, the IO, Inspector Habibullah Khattak, produced all the held suspects before Judicial Magistrate (South) Shahnawaz upon expiry of their physical remand in police custody.

The magistrate inquired from the IO about the progress in the investigation.

He informed the court that during interrogation the suspects disclosed to have not only raped the victim on turns but also filmed the immoral incident in a bid to blackmail her.

He said the cell phones of the suspects had already been recovered to retrieve the alleged footage.

However, he requested for time to send the purported footage to the laboratory for its forensic analysis to determine its authenticity and submit a report.

He also requested the magistrate to grant an extension in the physical remand of the suspects.

Declining the request, the magistrate remanded them in judicial custody and directed the IO to produce them on the next date.

In the meanwhile, the magistrate also told the IO to submit a report of the forensic analysis of the purported mobile phone video on the next date.

On the last hearing, the victim had identified two of the five detained staffers of the train as the accused who had allegedly subjected her to a sexual assault and also facilitated their accomplices in this act.

According to the FIR, the woman was travelling in an economy class berth when the ticket-checker offered her a seat in the air-conditioned compartment of the train. Shortly af terwards, he took her to the other compartment where the train staffers took turns to sexually assault the woman and threatened her with dire consequences when she tried to escape.

A case was registered under Secdons 377 (punishment for rape) and 34 (common intent) of the Pakistan Penal Code at the PR City Police Station on the complaint of the victim.

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Boy kidnapped by aunt for ransom recovered – 14 Jun 2022

TOBA TEK SINGH: Razabad police (Faisalabad) on Monday recovered a child two-and-a-half hours after his kidnapping.

Police said Muhammad Talha (12) was lured by her aunt (his mother`s sister) Shabana Bibi and her husband Muhammad Arshad when he came out of his school and took him away to their house in Diglaspura locality.

They telephoned Talha`s mother and demanded Rs3.5 million ransom, threatening that if not paid the boy will be killed. Police traced the location of the caller and recovered Talha.

Police have registered a case and arrested the couple.

BURNS: Two minor children suf fered burns when boiling milk fell on them on Monday at Faisalabad`s Fareedi Chowk area on Millat Road.

Adnan said his daughter Meerab Fatima (5) and son Ali Akbar (1) were playing near the oven. When they touched the milk pan, it fell on them as a result they suffered burns and were admitted to Allied hospital.

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Married woman gang-raped during house robbery – 14 Jun 2022

MUZAFFARGARH: Three robbers gang-raped the wife of a labourer during a robbery at a fish farm at Mauza Tabi Bhattian on Sunday night.

The victim`s husband told the media that he was an employee at the fish f arm of a local landlord and lived there along with his wife and children.

He said that on Sunday night three robbers entered the farm by scaling its boundary wall and tried to steal a transformer installed there.

However, he said the robbers could not dismount the transformer from the pole and barged into his house, where they took him hostage at gunpoint and gang-raped his wife in front of the chil-dren. He said after raping his wife, the robbers snatched her earrings, collected some household items and fled away. He said that immediately after the incident he informed the police about it.

He regretted that the police arrived five hours after he reported the incident to them.

The police officials arriving at the farm collected forensic evidence and sent the rape survivor to hospital for her medical examination.

The police said that case would be registered af ter the report of medical examiner.

Later, taking notice of the incident, the south Punjab additional IG ordered District Police Of ficer Tariq Willayat to register a case, arrest the robbers and submit a report.

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Man kills brother, sister-in-law over property – 14 Jun 2022

LAHORE:A man killed his brother and his wife over property dispute in the Shahdara police limits on Monday.

The victims were identified as Fazal Elahi and his wife Fauzia. The accused person has been identified as Tanveer, a resident of Aziz Park, Saggian. He fled the scene after killing the victims. Police reached the scene, removed the bodies to morgue and said the family had a property dispute for the last many years.

CCPO took notice of the incident and ordered immediate arrest of accused person.

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Teenage girl allegedly raped – 14 Jun 2022

A case has been registered against a man at the Dhamial police station for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl. Police said that the case was registered on the complaint of the victim’s mother who accused a man named Ammad Bhatti and his accomplices of committing the alleged crime. “My daughter had gone out to buy groceries when accused Bhatti, along with his friends, arrived in a car and abducted her. The suspects took my daughter to an under-construction building in Dhoke Bhattian, where she was sexually assaulted. Police have registered a case and an investigation is under way. OUR CORRESPONDENT

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Railways to provide employment to gang-rape victim – 13 Jun 2022

LAHORE: The Pakistan Railways (PR) has decided to arrange employment for the 25-years-old woman, who was raped by some staffers of its contractor (a private firm) in the Karachi-bound moving train, Bahauddin Zakaria Express, last month.

The PR is also set to provide considerable compensation to the affected woman-a mother of two kids. Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique also made a telephone call to her on Saturday night and assured her of his department`s full support, Dawn has learnt.

`We support you fully and we will not leave you alone. We have also appointed a senior lady officer as focal person to deal with your case,` a spokesman for the PR quoted the minister as telling the victim.

Later, presiding over a meeting at the railways headquarters, Mr Rafique, according to the spokesman, directed the private operator of the train to pay the woman all legal expenses being incurred on her case and others (if any).

`We will also arrange employment for this woman. We will keep following up her case besides providing her with financial assistance,` he pledged.

While reviewing progress of the department, the minister directed the officers concerned to overhaul 21 power vans and upgrade 33 others. He sought a feasibility report on shifting the entire railways stations (especially the major ones) to solar power. He also asked the officers to clear dues of the railway employees on a priority basis.

It may be mentioned that the victim reached Multan from Karachi on May 26 by train to meet her two minor children for the first time after her divorce. Her husband (a resident of Muzaffargarh) didn`t bring her kids to the railway station under pressure from his parents.

Resultantly, she decided to go back to Karachi in the same train (Bahauddin Zakaria Express) on the same day. On the way, three staff members of the train took him to the AC compartment from the economy class where they gang-raped her.

According to the railways police, there was no deployment of the PR police officials in the train for safety and security of passengers as, under a contract, the provision of security arrangement in the train was the duty of the private operator of the train.

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Families of `missing` KU students stage sit-in outside PA – 13 Jun 2022

KARACHl: Families of two missing persons, along with civil society organisations, have staged a protest sit-in outside the Sindh Assembly building on Sunday, demanding recovery of their loved ones.

Two students of Karachi University, Doda lllahi and Ghamshad Baloch, went missing a couple of days ago and their families set up a protest camp outside the Karachi Press Club since last two days.

On Sunday evening, they took out a rally from KPC to the Sindh Assembly building.

The protesters, including women and children, removed barricades placed by the police at Fawara Chowk and managed to reach in front of the assembly building to stage a sit-in outside the main gate.

SSP-South Asad Raza told Dawn that around 60-70 protesters led by Aamna Baloch, Sammy Din Mohammed Baloch, Abdul Wahab Baloch, Varsa Pirzada and others started a march from the KPC.

He said the police did not take any action as mostly the protesters were women and children. He said the authorities held talks to persuade them to end their sit-in outside the assembly gate as the budget session was expected to take place on Monday (today).

He said the protesters alleged that the missing students had allegedly been taken away by the Counter Terrorism Department of the police.

Speaking to the protesters, the relatives and activists said that if the missing students were involved in any illegal activity, they should have been arrested instead they were whisked away forcibly at night from their homes in Gulshan-i-lqbal.

They said if the missing persons were involved in any criminal activity they should be presented in court.

They demanded immediate release of the two KU students and other missing persons.

Ms Aamna announced that their sit-in outside the Sindh Assembly gate would continue till the release of the missing KU students and others.

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Two allegedly raped in Rawalpindi – 13 Jun 2022

RAWALPINDI: Two girls were allegedly raped in separate incidents in the city, police said.

One of the victims (19) is a student who works in a labor atory in Saddar.

She informed Race Course police that on Saturday, she went to the laboratory to collect her student card from a friend.

She said later they went to a house located on Anam Street where he allegedly raped her.

A police spokesman said after the incident was reported, the suspect was detained whereas the victim was shif ted to the hospital for medical examination.

The second incident was reporte d to Dhamial police by the mother of the victim.

She told police that her daughter, 15, went to the market to buy some grocery on Friday when some persons dragged herinto a car and sped away.

The three suspects took her daughter to an underconstruction house where one of them raped her.

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Man held for beating nonagenarian – 13 Jun 2022

MUZAFFARGARH: The Rangpur police arrested a suspect for beating a 90-year-old man and dragging him on the road on Sunday. The police c ame to know aboutthe incident through the video of the incident that is doing the rounds on social media.

Superintendent of Police Ziaullah Khan said the suspect was identified as Muhammad Abid, while the victim is stated to be mentally disturbed.

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