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Rape case registered after 20 days

SAHIWAL, July 20: Police have registered a rape case after 20 days of the alleged incident on the directions of court.

Sakeena Bibi, of 12/9-L, says that on June 30 her 13-year-old daughter (H) went out to collect fodders from fields. She got worried when her daughter did not return after sometime. She went to the fields and heard the cries of her daughter. She saw Shaukat, Nosher and Alam Sher were raping H at gunpoint. When she cried out, Khadam Husain and Amin came to help her. The accused, however, threatened all of them with consequences if the incident was reported to police. On July 1, Sakeena reported the incident to police but Dera Rahim Police Station House Officer Riaz Minhas refused to register the case. On July 2, she went to the Sahiwal District Headquarters Hospital and sought the medico-legal report of her daughter.

A medical report said the girl was raped and eight injury marks were found on her body.

Despite the medical report, police refused to launch a first information report against the accused. On July 7, she filed a petition against the Dera Rahim SHO and three rapists in sessions court.

On July 19, Deputy Superintendent of Police Sajid Husain Shah ordered Dera Rahim police to launch an FIR.

“Dera Rahim Police registered the FIR against three accused,” police official Muhammad Iqbal informed Dawn. Zainul Abideen, investigation officer, said Alam Sher and Nosher were arrested.
Source: dawn