Accomplice of minor`s rape suspect arrested
On Monday, the police apprehended an individual who was an accomplice of a suspect involved in the rape of a minor and a failed attack on a police team in Taxila.
As per a police spokesperson, the suspect had transported an 11-year-old girl from Losar Sharfoo area to his unfinished residence in Faisal Town on February 8th, where the main suspect had sexually assaulted her.
The authorities had apprehended the main suspect on February 15th from Sadigabad, and on February 24th, while the police were transporting him to recover some items, his accomplice had opened fire to secure his release.
During the crossfire, the main suspect had sustained a bullet wound. The attacker had escaped, but the police located him on Monday.
Police Rescue Kidnapped Girl and Arrest Suspect in Dera Ismail Khan
A young girl who was taken captive six days ago has been found and her alleged abductor has been apprehended, according to a police spokesperson in Dera Ismail Khan.
The rescue operation was conducted by officers from the Dera Town Police, led by Station House Officer Gul Sher Khan.
The suspect, Naqool Khan from Afghanistan, was taken into custody. In a separate incident, the Paharpur police arrested a young man named Sibtain for allegedly sexually assaulting a boy, and charges were filed against him.
SHC Orders Collection of Missing Persons Reports from Internment Centres
The Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed the federal government to collect reports on the whereabouts of missing persons from internment centres in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and submit them before the court.
The SHC expressed concern over the failure of the police to collect these reports in cases of missing persons, causing significant delays in investigations. The court also instructed the Sindh inspector general of police and home secretary to take steps to collect reports from internment centres, following a petition from Uzma Shahzadi whose two sons have been missing for eight years. The government has until March 21 to submit their findings to the court.
Man and Two Minor Sons Allegedly Die by Suicide in Canal Due to Poverty and Inflation
A 38-year-old labourer, Abdul Rauf Javed, along with his two young sons reportedly jumped into a canal in Sambrial due to poverty and inflation.
Rescue teams were able to recover the bodies of Rauf and one of his sons, Dawood, but the search for the other child, Muhammad Yahya, was called off until the next day due to darkness. Rauf’s father reported that he often fought with his wife, Aini, and that he had left with his sons for the market before taking the drastic step.
The incident has raised concerns about the impact of inflation and poverty on families in the area.
Rescued Leopard Released into Natural Habitat by Islamabad Wildlife Management Board
IWMB releases rescued leopard back into natural habitat after the wild animal exhibited agitation and posed a risk to itself. Lack of expertise and equipment during the rescue operation led to mishandling, according to Vaqar Zakaria, acting chairman of the IWMB.
The leopard was believed to be a wild feline that had strayed into a human settlement under cover of darkness. The IWMB is working to improve their personnel’s training and equipment to better handle such situations.
The leopard is being monitored and is reportedly in good health in its new home away from settlements.