The shopkeeper had raped their daughter when she went to his shop to buy groceries on July 25, Binyamin Masih and his wife, Nasreen Bibi told reporters at the demonstration outside the press club. The suspect fled the scene when the girl shouted for help. The parents filed a complaint with the Saddar Police Station but police did not register the case. Later, they moved court which ordered police to register a first information report.
Tutor sentenced to death for girl’s murder
A former tutor has been sentenced to death for the attempted rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl in Rawalpindi. The convict Adil Zeb stabbed to death the girl, said to be a former student of his, near a tuition centre in February.
According to police, Adil Zeb, a resident of Abbottabad, used to teach the Holy Quran to the victim in her home. The parents had barred him from teaching their daughter after he attempted to sexually harass her. She was admitted to a nearby tuition centre, where Adil stabbed her in the neck, fatally injuring her.
The judge imposed a penalty of Rs500,000 on the convict for the brutal murder. The convict is to undergo 10-year rigorous imprisonment with a fine of Rs100,000 for the offence of carrying a weapon.
Rape victim’s family protests police inaction
A rape victim’s family members held a demonstration in Rahim Yar Khan over police inaction in arresting the alleged rapist. According to the victim’s family, a shopkeeper had raped her a month ago but police had not arrested him despite a court-ordered FIR in the case.
However, police had not arrested the suspect despite registering a rape case a month ago. The family alleged that the accused had bribed the investigating officer and was also threatening them. A police spokesperson said he was unaware whether a rape case was registered and the family could approach the district police officer in case of any grievance.