Case registered against police officer for raping girl
A 17-year-old girl from Lahore, who was kidnapped from her friend`s house after midnight in Rawalpindi and later allegedly raped by a police official, finally succeeded in getting a case registered against him on Thursday.
An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Rawalpindi police with his two accomplices knocked at the door of an apartment in Bahria Town Phase VII after midnight on Monday when the family was preparing to go to bed.
`My sister and her friend`s family were in the apartment when three persons, including an ASI, entered the house and asked about an unidentified person,` the victim`s brother said. He said that the intruders tortured his sister and later took her away with them saying that they wanted to investigate her in the police station.
He further said that they went to the police station but his sister was not released until the next morning.
The girl alleged that the ASI took her with him, raped her thrice and threatened to implicate her in a fake drug case if she told anybody what had happened. The victim said in her FIR that her suffering continued and that she was told by the ASI to visit him once a week and threatened with murder if she disobeyed.
However, despite having court orders, the rape victim was still not able to register a first information report (FIR) three days later, although four police officials had been suspended and inquiry had been ordered by the city police of ficer (CPO) Rawalpindi after the incident came to light.
On the other hand, a police spokesman said on Friday that an FIR had been registered with the police on the complaint of the victim and the CPO has directed SP Saddar Division to conduct an impartial investigation. They further noted that four police officials were suspended and legal action was being taken against them.
In a separate incident in Lahore, Factory Area police arrested a man for raping a 12-year-old girl. The accused identified as Salmoon Paul had been raping the girl for three years. The accused happened to be a close relative of the victim and raped her at his house. A case was registered against the accused Paul on the complaint of the victim’s mother.