KARACHI, March 22: A security officer of Mazar-i-Quaid was on Saturday remanded into police custody for three days over his alleged involvement in the gang-rape of an 18-year-old woman on the premises of the mausoleum.
Police arrested the mazar security officer on March 20 after he was identified by the rape victim. The woman was subjected to sexual assault after being kidnapped on the premises of the mazar by unknown men on the night of March 15 and was found in an unstable condition outside the mausoleum in the early hours of March 17.
During the identification parade conducted on Saturday in the court of the civil judge and judicial magistrate, East, Javed Hussain, the victim identified the accused and said that she could identify the other accused involved in the crime.
The investigation officer, Sabir Hussain, told the court that efforts were being made to arrest the other accused in the case.
The case (FIR No 50/08) was registered at the Brigade police station under Section 365/B of Pakistan Penal Code on the complaint of the victim’s father, Bashir Ahmed.