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TV artiste calls for rapists’ arrest

HYDERABAD: A television artiste on Friday demanded justice and action against those responsible, including her father-in-law, of raping her.

Addressing a news conference here at the Hyderabad Press Club, Perveen Mughal, a resident of Korangi, Karachi, accused three people of raping her and getting a fake FIR of her husband Irfan Shah’s kidnapping registered with the Mehmoodabad Police Station in Karachi to implicate her in the case.

She told newsmen that she married Irfan Shah on May 19 in Sehwan at her own free will and they started living in a rented flat in Qasimabad. On June 3, she said, some 20 people knocked the door of their flat who introduced themselves as officials of the Mehmoodabad Police Station and told her that she had kidnapped Irfan Shah.

She said she, along with her husband, was taken to the Qasimabad Police Station, where a police official subjected her to sexual assault. On her resistance and shouting, a team of a private TV channel arrived on the spot but she was taken to Karachi in a vehicle without allowing her to speak to the television team, Perveen said.

She said the policemen tortured and pressured her husband and got some papers signed from him forcibly. Perveen said two police officials raped her on the first floor of the Mehmoodabad Police Station and later the father of Irfan Shah also raped her.

She said that she was later taken to the Women Police Station and was produced in the court the next day where Irfan recorded his statement against her. She added that she was released on bail later. She demanded of the authorities concerned and human rights organisations to take notice of the injustice, save her life and arrest those involved in raping her.
Source: The News