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Rape accused remanded in judicial custody

By: Shamim Bano

Karachi: A man who allegedly raped a 10-year-old girl was remanded into judicial custody on Tuesday after the victim said in her statement she was raped by him.

Tanveer Ahmed was sent to jail after the girl recorded her statement under Section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code before Magistrate Pir Asadullah Shah Rashdi.

Narrating her ordeal, the girl said that on August 29, 2011 she went to the house of her teacher, who taught her recitation of the holy Quran. She knocked at the door, which was opened by Ahmed, brother of her teacher, she said as she pointed her finger at the accused in the standing box.

The court heard that when the girl asked him whether her teacher was at home, he replied in the affirmative and let her in.

Later, the girl said, Ahmed asked her to undress. She said she resisted and started shouting. At this, the man became infuriated and threatened to kill her.

For fear of life, the girl said, she stopped resisting. Ahmed then sexually assaulted her, the girl said. After the assault, the man left her in his bedroom and ran away, she said.

The girl told the court that she returned home and told her grandmother what had happened.

The grandmother told her younger son, an uncle of the girl, about the incident. The uncle immediately ran to the house of the teacher, grabbed Ahmed, who was hiding in a bathroom, and handed him over to the police. The judge, after hearing the statement of the victim, sent the accused to jail with the direction to the investigation officer to submit a charge sheet within 15 days.

Source: The News