By: Shamim Bano
KARACHI: A 21-year-old Christian woman allegedly raped by two men for more than a week narrated her horrendous tale before a court on Monday.
Recording her statement under Section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code in the court of Judicial Magistrate (South) Hatim Aziz Solangi, the woman, M, said she became a rape victim after she was betrayed by her own boyfriend, who had promised to die and live with her.
The investigation officer filed an application in the court through Assistant Public Prosecutor Syed Shamim Ahmed that the woman wanted to record her statement.
The court, admitting the plea, gave some time to her to refresh her memory. She recounted that on September 3 her boyfriend Feroze asked her to come to Cantt Station from where they would elope to Lahore. She left home in Manora and reached the railway station. But to her dismay, her boyfriend refused to go with her and asked her to go back.
Highly disappointed with him, she decided to leave for Lahore alone. She said that when she was sitting at the station in a depressed mood, one Moonis came to her and expressed sympathy with her.
The woman said the man appeared a nice person and she told him what had happened. Taking advantage of the situation, she said, Moonis took her to his apartment in Rattan Talao in the Artillery Maidan police limits and consoled her that he would arrange her journey to Lahore.
The woman said Moonis locked her in the apartment, called his friend Faisal after a few hours and then both raped her several times a day for more than a week.
One day, she said, she tried to escape from his flat on the fourth floor by jumping through the kitchen’s window but she could not do so due fear and kept holding the terrace wall.
People on the street saw her hanging and informed police, who came and rescued her. The victim also told the court that she could recognise her tormentors upon seeing them. She also said she wanted to go back to her parents.
The court then summoned her parents and told them to forgive their daughter as she was already ashamed of her mistake.
Source: The News