OKARA: A gang-rape victim with her three kids attempted suicide again at the DPO office here on Tuesday.
Nusrat, a resident of 51/2L village, with her children Abdullah, 4, Munaza Fatima, 3, and 11-month-old Asadullah, entered the DPO’s office and raised hue and cry with complaints against the police. Later, she brought out a bottle of kerosene oil, sprinkled it on herself and her three children and tried to strike a match. However, the policemen and people overpowered her. On the order of DPO Babar Bakht Qureshi, she was taken to the Sadr police station.
She told journalists that she was gang-raped by Sardar, Riasat, Allah Ditta and Abid and the case (1106/13) was registered. She alleged that Investigation Officer SI Muhammad Aslam had discharged the case after receiving bribe from the accused. “Soon after the discharge of the case, the accused attacked my home and took away my household goods. I tried to get the case registered, but no one listened to me,” she said.
Earlier, she had tried to set herself and IO SI Muhammad Aslam ablaze at the Sadr police station after the case was discharged. Both were saved by policemen. SI Aslam said that Ali Akbar, the husband of Nusrat Parveen, was booked in a dacoity case and he was still at large. He said that she had registered the rape case to pressurise the accused who were acquitted of the charge on a negative DNA report.