KARACHI, May 27: The additional district and sessions judge-IV, east, Aftab Ahmed Bughio, adjourned on Tuesday the hearing of a gang-rape case till June 7 and directed the investigation officer to submit the police file.
An 18-year-old woman was subjected to sexual assault after being kidnapped on the premises of the Mazar-i-Quaid on the night of March 15. She was found in an unstable condition outside the mausoleum on March 17.
The case (FIR No 50/2008) was registered at Brigade police station under Section 365/B of the Pakistan Penal Code (the section was inserted through the Protection of Women Act, 2006) on the complaint of her father.
On March 20, police arrested an assistant manager security of the mausoleum for his alleged involvement in the case. Later, an accountant and a personal assistant to the resident engineer of the Quaid-i-Azam Mausoleum Management Board were booked on April 24 following the receipt of a DNA report that confirmed their involvement in the case. All the suspects were remanded in jail custody. They would be indicted on the next hearing.
One of the suspects has moved a bail application that would also be heard on June 7.