Cases registered in two rape incidents
A 14-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy were sexually assaulted in separate incidents in Chak Jhumra, some 20 kilometers north of Faisalabad, on Sunday.
In the first incident, one Nazir Hussain told police that his son went to a nearby mosque for iftar, but was lured by a suspect identified as Abdullah to a factory where the teenager was raped. On hearing his cries, locals gathered at the scene of the crime and caught the suspect. They later surrendered him to the police. A case has been registered under section 377 (unnatural offences) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).
In the second incident, one Waseem lured a teen girl from Khule Nawab to a field and sexually assaulted her. Locals intervened and apprehended the culprit. He was surrendered to Garh police after he was thrashed by the villagers. A case has been registered under section 376 (punishment for rape) of the PPC.
Newly-weds murdered in Kallar Syedan
A young man and his wife were found murdered in their room at a brick kiln in Kallar Syedan, near Rawalpindi, on Saturday.
According to one Mian Khan, his son Mohammad Saeed had married of his free will in their native village in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and moved to Rawalpindi. In his complaint to the police, Khan stated that his son maintained contact with him, however he never informed him of his exact location.
Khan continued that on Saturday he received a call form one Malik Pervaiz, a brick kiln owner, who told him that the couple had been shot dead in their room by unknown assailants. Police have registered a case.
Encounter victim’s widow alleges police harassment
On Zeba Bibi, a resident of Bela Bangash village in Jhang, on Sunday told the media that Satellite police is pressuring her to withdraw her writ seeking a case against their personnel for allegedly killing her husband in a staged encounter.
Zeba claimed in her petition to Jhang magistrate Kamran Khalid that Satellite police Sub-Inspector Amanullah Qamar and other personnel arrested her husband Ghulam Jaffar from her home, adding that the contingent was accompanied by their rivals. She stated that her husband was then shot dead in a fake encounter, and that since the murder, police have been constantly raiding her house to dissuade her from pursuing a case.
Qamar denied the allegations, and provided that a judicial inquiry into the incident is currently in progress.