Sindh High Court takes notice of gang rape
MITHI: Sindh High Court Chief Justice Ahmed Ali Shaikh has taken notice of a gang-rape of a woman in a village near Chhachro and summoned the DIG and SSP to appear in court on Oct 13 to report on the incident.
According to the court letter sent to Mirpurkhas DIG Zulfiqar Ali Mahar and Tharparkar SSP Hassan Sardar Niazi, the justice expressed concern over the second gang rape incident within a month in Tharparkar district.
In this latest incident of sexual assault against women, a 22-year-old Meghwar woman was kidnapped from her house and drugged by two suspects who took her to a desolate place in Chaapar Din Shah and subjected her to gang-rape for several hours.
An FIR was lodged by the victim’s father under the PPC sections and the police arrested suspects Mushtaq Ahmed Bajeer and Nabi Bux Bajeer after conducting search raids.
Infant killed, mother wounded in police and robbers crossfire
KARACHI: A nine-month-old baby girl was killed and her mother wounded during a gunfire exchange between the police and robbers near Five Star Chowrangi in the North Nazimabad area on Saturday.
The incident occurred near the Mateen Food Centre in North Nazimabad Block M within the limits of the Taimuria police station. Police reported information of a robber mugging citizens after which they sent a motorcycle squad to apprehend the suspected robbers.
According to the police, the robbers fired gunshots one of which hit a nine-month-old baby girl, Anabia, who died and another hit and injured her 24-year-old mother Hina, wife of Rashid. The woman and her daughter were travelling in a rickshaw when they came between the crossfire. They were on their way to visit relatives when the tragic incident took place.
“The robbers opened fire on the police after seeing them,” noted Taimuria SHO Abdul Rasheed Lodhi who added that the witnesses corroborated that the woman and her baby were hit by bullets fired by the robbers. The police also reported that one of the robbers was wounded in the firing but fled with his accomplices.
The family on the other hand disputes these claims, “We don’t know whose bullet hit them – the police or robbers” according to the deceased girl’s maternal uncle Ovais. He further noted that “my sister is saying the police’s bullet hit them as she saw policemen resorting to firing as the robbers tried to escape after shooting fire in the air”.
An investigation team has been formed under the DSP to probe the incident which has to take the empty bullet shells and CCTV footage from the incident. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah took notice of the incident and ordered the immediate arrest of the culprits.