Rapist who abused a teen girl infront of her family arrested
Police arrested one of the culprits who gang-raped a teenage girl in the presence of her family during a robbery earlier this year.

On May 26, two unidentified robbers gang-raped a 13-year-old girl near Chak no.7 of Pattoki. At the time, then Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz visited the victim’s house and assured the family of justice.

According to officials, the DNA profile of the suspect in custody matched the samples taken from the victim. The other suspect has yet to be identified or arrested.



Five police officials held for custodial death
An alleged drug dealer, identified as Muhammad Irfan of Shamspura, was allegedly tortured to death on Tuesday by the Tandlianwala City police officials in Faisalabad.

The victim was taken into custody on Nov 11 by police officials and was taken to secluded locations instead of the police station and brutalized there. The man’s condition worsened until he died. On Nov14, the SHO and four other cops dumped the body at a deserted place in Tayyaba Town from where they made a call on 15 through their accomplice Babar Ali claiming that an addict’s dead body was found.

Station House Officer (SHO) Mazharul Haq and constables Nasir, Shahid, Nazir, and Wilayat were suspended from their position and arrested under sections 302, 342 and 201 of the Pakistan Penal Code and Police Order 155C.




Journalist Arshad Sharif sustained multiple injuries: PIMS
Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) reported that the autopsy of Journalist Arshad Sharif, who was shot dead by Kenyan police last month in an alleged case of ‘mistaken identity’, indicates that he sustained multiple injuries before his death which give credence to speculations of torture.

According to reports, an eight-member medical board which conducted the autopsy on Oct 26, a day after the body was received from Nairobi, opined that “all the injuries were antemortem in nature” meaning that they occurred before death. The cause of death was revealed to be firearm injuries that caused “damage to the brain and right lung”.

The medical board’s findings confirm speculation that the journalist was tortured prior to being killed and the reports around the circumstances need to be properly examined.



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