KARACHI, January 11,2005:The main accused in the housemaid burning case, Yaseen Bawani, son of a businessman, Muhammad Ali Bawani, and Amanat Ali were remanded to police custody till January 16.
Judicial Magistrate (West) Shaista Hamid was requested by the police to allow them to hold investigation against the accused who had allegedly torched 16-year-old Aasia in a bungalow located in CP Bahar Society.
Aasia admitted in the Civil Hospital (with 98 per cent burn injuries) has alleged that the accused had tried to rape her and upon resistance burnt her. Previously it was said that the servant, Amanat Ali, had tried to rape her and she (out of frustration) tried to commit self-immolation. Besides, it was alleged that Yaseen Bawani and some other accused were involved in attempting to rape her and upon failure they torched her. She stated that she could not identify those that burnt her because they covered their faces.
The judicial magistrate directed the police to ascertain and investigate the case and produce the accused under custody on January 16.
Judicial Magistrate Shaista Hamid on Tuesday also visited the hospital and recorded the statement of the victim and complainant in the case, Aasia, who told the details of her burning while alleging that she was tried to disrespect and humiliate by Yaseen, Amanat and others and the same accused were involved in setting her on fire.
Source: The News