A judicial magistrate of District Malir extended two- day physical remand against two suspected rapists Rehman and Nasir.
The counsel for the rape victim told the judge concerned that the woman’s family members were being threatened by the influential accused. He claimed that due to the threats, the victim was unable to come to the court to record her statement.
The counsel told the court that the victim was kidnapped from a park located in Gulshan-e-Hadeed and later she was raped by the accused. The counsel said it was a gang rape case and the accused should be tried under the relevant sections of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.
The investigation officer (IO) told the court that the case against the accused was lodged at Steel Town Police Station. The IO claimed that the efforts were under way for an out-of-court settlement. The court however directed the counsel for the victim to produce her on June 27 for recording her statement.