KARACHI – Police registered a case of gang rape on the complaint of a man who claimed to be victim woman’s relative. A 24-year-old girl, who hails from Hyderabad, was reportedly subjected to gang rape in the wee hours on Friday in Karachi, when she left for Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) for a dialysis.
Earlier, Saddam Hussain, who claimed to be a relative of the victim, had complained to Eidgah police station that her aunt was subjected to a gang rape by the doctors and paramedics inside the SIUT.
The victim, a kidney patient, routinely visits SIUT for treatment. She was discharged from the hospital late on Thursday. “No doubt, the woman was gang raped as her medical report also confirms this,” said SP Investigations Abid Qaimkhani.
After having witnessed the footages, recorded by CCTV cameras, police now confirms that the incident did not take place at the SIUT premises.The investigators say that the complainant in the case is likely to be involved, and the police have detained him for further questioning.
“We have not arrested him, but we have included him in the investigations over the suspicion of being involved,” explained Qaimkhani.“Now we have to prove his involvement and also to trace the other culprits involved in the case.” the officer said.
He added that lady police was also trying to record the statement of the victim as she was still in shock, and had not been able to record her statement to the police properly. On the other hand, the complainant has rejected the impression that he was involved in the incident, and has said there are several other things to look into with the help of forensic investigation.
SIUT is one of the most reputed medical institutions in South Asia, providing specialised medical care to those suffering from kidney, liver, related cancers and ethical transplant procedures, and that too free of cost. The SIUT’s administration has already refuted the allegations leveled against the institution.