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Health official booked for raping woman

RAWALPINDI: Police have registered a case and arrested a public servant for allegedly raping a woman inside the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital, Kallar Syedan.

Accused Adeel Hussain blackmailed the victim by recording indecent videos and kept extorting money from her. The victim while registering her complaint adopted the stance that she had gone to the THQ Hospital, Kallar Syedan for treatment of her mother five months ago where the accused established relations with her.

She alleged that the accused raped her after calling her to the hospital on the pretence of marriage and kept blackmailing her by recording indecent videos of her. “When I asked Adeel to marry me, he along with three other suspects tortured me and threatened to leave the area immediately,” she said.

The victim also alleged that she kept visiting the police station for a week for justice, but the Station House Officer kept pressuring her for a settlement with the accused.

At this, the victim approached DSP Malik Raffaqat, who immediately registered case crime No. 644 of 2022 against Adeel Hussain, Tariq and two other unidentified suspects under section 376 [punishment for rape] of the Pakistan Penal Code. The police also rounded up the main accused besides recovering two mobile phones from his possession.

According to the allegation, the accused had indecent videos of the victim and he threatened to upload them on the internet in case the victim took legal action against him.

The police said that both the recovered mobile phones of the accused would be sent to the Federal Investigation Agency for forensic examination.

Meanwhile, the initial medical examination of the victim was completed at THQ Hospital, while the probing team has decided to conduct DNA testing of the accused and the victim, for which both will be taken to the Punjab Forensic Science Agency.

The police said that the investigation team also visited THQ Hospital Kallar Syedan and inspected the site of the incident. The accused is an employee of the health department, for which the police have also written to the department.

Source: The Express Tribune