Hafizabad man arrested for raping differently-abled girl
City Police have arrested a man for abducting and raping a seven-year-old girl with a hearing impairment from his neighbourhood in Hafizabad on Friday, July 9.
According to the police, the rape survivor was playing outside her home around 1 PM when the suspect took her to an abandoned building and sexually assaulted her.
A case has been registered under section 376 (punishment for rape) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) while the suspect’s DNA samples have been obtained for analysis.
Lahore woman found ‘tortured to death’ in DHA home
A 29-year-old Lahore-based model, identified as Nayab Nadeem, was found ‘tortured to death’ in her home in Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Phase V on Sunday, July 11.
According to the deceased’s step-brother, Muhammad Ali Nasir, he had dropped Nayab off at her home some two days prior to her murder. He stated that he went to check in on her Sunday morning as was the routine but found the door locked, and that her phone was switched off. Nasir narrated that he went to the back of the house where he discovered one of the windows was broken. He managed to climb inside through that window, and found his step-sister’s naked body on the ground.
Police shifted the corpse to the morgue for a post-mortem examination, and have registered a case against unidentified persons on the complaint of the victim’s step-brother. Experts from the Punjab Forensic Science Agency will issue a report after analysis of samples collected from the crime scene.
Police stated that the body bore marks of torture, and that the investigation is being conducted from all angles.
Police said that the only evidence pointing to the possibility that Nayab may have been killed during a robbery was that her belongings were found scattered in her room. They also provided that, according to the complainant, the victim was in financial straits for the past few months as she was unable to find work and was feeling unwell. Furthermore, the woman’s mobile phone is missing.
ACE sets up women empowerment cells
The Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) has set up ‘women empowerment cells’ at its Lahore headquarters and regional directorates to redress women’s concerns regarding inheritance and property tights, discrimination in officer and employment opportunities, and transfers. ACE Director General Gohar Nafees told media that a social awareness campaign “Women Empowerment with ACE” is also being prepared to maximize awareness and outreach.