Man rapes woman, forces abortion in Gujar Khan

A resident of Jatli has been accused of raping a woman and then inducing a forced abortion with the aid of a lady doctor and others.

In an FIR registered with Jatli police on Sunday, June 13, the rape survivor’s father provided that the accused abducted and raped his daughter six months ago while she was on her way home from a nearby store. He further claimed the accused showed his daughter objectionable pictures of her and threatened to spread them all over their village if she spoke of the incident to anyone.

The rape survivor’s father said that she did not mention this to him following these threats. However, three months later, the accused’s mother and relative approached the woman’s family who reside in Dhoke Nishan-e-Haider Jatli for forgiveness, and asked to let bygones be bygones. They were able to convince the rape survivor who went with them to the accused’s home where a lady doctor and others were already present. She was reportedly given an injection to induce an abortion, and returned back home once she regained her senses some two hours later.

The complainant has nominated seven individuals for rape and murder. However, the accused has also filed a case against the rape survivor’s teenage brother, and has reportedly approached a local influential to help reach a settlement with the woman’s parents.

Man rapes minor resident of Karachi orphanage

Karachi police on Tuesday, June 14, announced the arrest of an accountant at an orphanage for allegedly raping a 16-year-old resident.

The incident reportedly occurred on May 26, but went unreported as the accused had threatened the underage girl into silence. The crime came to light when, during a meeting with her aunt on Sunday, the girl spoke of the assault. The aunt registered a case against the orphanage’s accountant for rape, following which police were able to make the arrest.

Lawyer shot dead outside court in Bannu

Lawyers staged a demonstration outside the Bannu Press Club following the target-killing of an advocate on Monday, June 14.

According to reports, advocate Bashir Rehman Barki was gunned down as he was exiting a judicial complex by two unidentified men on a motorcycle. Police shifted the body to the district headquarters for a postmortem examination. Protesting lawyers later took the body to the Bannu Press Club, condemning the attack as well as raising concern over the targeting of the legal fraternity in the area.

Demonstrating lawyers announced a general strike and a three-day mourning period. The body was buried with rites after protesters dispersed.