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College student raped in Haripur

By Muhammad Sadaqat

HARIPUR: A college student was allegedly raped by two employees of Government Postgraduate Girls College Haripur on Thursday. An insider familiar with the matter told The Express Tribune, the student was pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Government Postgraduate Girls College Haripur. She lived at the institute’s hostel.

“On Wednesday, at around 3pm, the woman was in her hostel room when Shahid, one of the college’s guards, went to the warden’s office,” the insider said. “He asked the warden to send the woman to the guestroom, saying her brother had come to visit her.”

However, when the college student went outside, Shahid – with the help of college’s plumber Naeem – reportedly dragged her to a room and sexually abused her. The woman brought the matter to hostel warden’s notice, who subsequently confirmed the incident through CCTV footage.

“The warden informed Nasira Bano, the principal of the college, who was in Peshawar at that time for an official meeting,” the insider added.

However, the matter was hushed up, until Thursday morning. “A report is yet to be registered,” he said. “No medical examination of the victim was conducted.”

When contacted, Bano was not available for comment. However, one of her colleagues confirmed the incident.

“However, Bano’s colleague said it has yet to be determined whether the woman was raped or sexually harassed,” he said.

Two college officials have been suspended from their duties following disciplinary action and an internal enquiry has been launched against them.

When contacted, Haripur DSP Ishtiaq Khan said the matter is under investigation. However, no one has approached the police as yet to register a criminal case against the accused.

Express Tribune