Two women gang-raped in Rawalpindi, Sialkot
Rawalpindi police have launched a search for three men accused of gang-raping a woman at gunpoint.
According to the rape survivor, a resident of Muslim Town in Sadiqabad, Rawalpindi, she was a divorcee and was approached by one Chaudhry Tufail for marriage. The accused told her that he had arranged for a nikahkhwan and came to her home to pick her up. However, Tufail instead took her to an unknown location where two armed men were already present.
She told police that all three then sexually assaulted her at gunpoint and threatened her against reporting the incident. The suspects later left her near Rehmanabad.
In a separate incident, Daska City Policy registered a case against four people for gang-raping a woman on August 23 in Mitranwali area of Daska, Sialkot.
In her complaint to the police, the widowed mother of five stated that she was walking back home from Shafiq town when a local offered to drive her home. He instead took her to a different house where another local and two unidentified men were already present.
The rape survivor claimed that the suspects were drunk and gang-raped her while playing loud music to drown out her screams. They then abandoned her near Cheema canal when her condition deteriorated.
Okara man tortures ex for remarrying
Okara police arrested one Munir for allegedly torturing and tearing off the clothes of his ex-wife in Karinabad.
The woman’s second husband complained to the police that she was walking back to her house from the fields when her former husband and his accomplices suddenly arrived and beat her. He alleged that Munir exacted revenge against her for divorcing him and contracting a second marriage.
Apex court commutes sentence of rape accused to 10 years
A two-member bench of the Supreme Court, comprising Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, on Thursday commuted the sentence of a man accused of rape from 25 years to 10 years for lack of evidence.
The accused, Qari Rafique, had been convicted by a trial court of raping his minor neice in 2011 and was sentenced to 25 years of rigorous imprisonment. The sentence was upheld by the high court, following which he filed an appeal with the Supreme Court.
Qari Rafique’s counsel contended that the doctor’s final report was not submitted and that the DNA test had returned negative. Furthermore, the rape survivor and her mother had pardoned the accused.