ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani has taken notice of the alleged rape of a minor Christian girl and ordered the Punjab IGP to submit a report on Saturday.
The suo motu notice was taken on Thursday on a media report suggesting that the seven-year-old girl had been allegedly raped by four Muslims at a village in Daska, Sialkot. She was admitted to the ICU of DHQ Hospital in Sialkot in critical condition. Instead of registering the case, the report alleged, police helped local people in abducting and pressurising the girl’s father to reach an ‘agreement’ with the rapists.
The victim’s family contacted a human rights organisation which moved a writ in a local court seeking immediate action against the culprits and recovery of the victim’s father.
As a result, police registered an FIR and arrested two of the culprits, but the girl’s father is still in police custody.
An appeal was also made to the chief justice to bring the culprits to book in the interest of justice.