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Police claim breakthrough in rape case

Updated Sep 21, 2013 07:31am


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A view of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital — Photo courtesy: FJMC/Ganga Ram Hospital
A view of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital — Photo courtesy: FJMC/Ganga Ram Hospital

LAHORE: Police claimed on Friday to have a ‘major breakthrough’ in the case pertaining to rape of a five-year-old girl in Lahore.

A police team arrested the ‘prime suspect’ in a raid on a rented house located next to the street of Ghausia Colony, Mughalpura, where the victim lived. A blood stained short trousers was also recovered from the house, the police claimed.

The footage captured by a CCTV installed at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, where the girl was abandoned by her rapist(s), had shown a man wearing similar trousers bringing the victim to the hospital.

A senior police official, privy to the case investigation, told Dawn that the arrested suspect was aged 20.

He said during the course of investigation, the police had found some important evidence with regard to the presence of the suspect in the same locality from where the girl was kidnapped.

The sketch drawn by police experts with the help of the CCTV footage also resembles the arrested suspect, he added.

The police official said the suspect had concealed his blood stained shirt and trousers in a portion of his rented house.

He said during questioning, the suspect kept changing his statements which further strengthened the suspicion about his involvement in crime.

He said the scope of case investigation had been widened on the basis of the information extracted from the suspect.

The police official termed arrest a major breakthrough in the case, saying samples of the blood found on the trousers of the suspect would be sent for forensic analysis. He said the swabs collected from the clothes of the victim had already been dispatched for forensic analysis.

A doctor involved in treatment of the victim told Dawn a team of senior medics had planned a second surgery of the girl that would be performed six weeks after the first one conducted on the day she was admitted to the Services Hospital.

He said the next surgery is for perineal repair which was one of the common procedures. The surgeons would stitch together torn or cut tissues for proper healing of the affected body part and it might be the last surgical intervention, he added.

To a question, the doctor said the victim was improving and no further complications were being faced.— Asif Chaudhry


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farhan Sep 21, 2013 08:33am

well done..,...l

Umar Khan Sep 21, 2013 09:51am

Yeh Sun Kar Dil Khoon Kai Aan'soo Rota Hai - I recommend that this rapists of this innocent girl and his accomplices should be tried and all of them should be hanged in public. We should eliminate such criminals from the Pakistani society. We are sick and tired to see the news in the media about increase in the cases of girls abduction, gang raping and some times killing those innocent girls. .The news puts us down in shame. Pakistan has become a Rapistan and a country run by criminals and animals in the public and the Government. We can only pray Allah SWT, while sitting in USA and praying that Allah SWT change the hearts of all Pakistanis so that these Muslims become Real Muslim and start considering these young girls as if these are their daughters, sisters and consider the elder women as their elder sisters and mothers, give them honor and respect, as required by Allah SWT and protect them with their life instead of destroying their lives (Amen). . Umar Khan

bharti Jogi Sep 21, 2013 11:18am

the baby must be sent abroad for surgery.

Khati Sep 21, 2013 12:32pm

Weldone police. Now give this man life imprisonment ( if proven guilty). Make him example for all those animals like him in society.

Suhail Majid Sep 21, 2013 02:06pm

societal dilemma, role must be played by the ULEMA,MEDIA,CIVIL SOCIETY,TEACHERS, and we all to amend and improve the wrongdoings in our society. parents must be careful for their kids, it is a duty and responsibility of every segment of the society to improve the ethics.

Suhail Majid Sep 21, 2013 02:11pm


Armagan Akram Sep 22, 2013 02:40pm

if he is found guilty in court, he should be hanged.

illawarrior Sep 23, 2013 06:49am

@Suhail Majid: Every society has its faults and shortcomings, however this in no way mitigates the responsibility of the individuals who committed this heinous crime. They knew it was wrong and did it anyway.

SK Sep 23, 2013 02:53pm

Please arrest the child molester if proven guilty after a speedy process of law hang him the next day disallowing any appeal for such crime. Nothing will be more deterant than this.

Murtaza Sep 23, 2013 09:02pm

@SK: I should add. the hanging should be carried out in public. A law should be passed in Pakistan to publicly hang rapists, child molesters, and terrorists. If 5-10 people are publicly hanged that should create enough deterrence...

Murtaza Sep 23, 2013 09:05pm

Now lets ask the jaahil mullahs of Islamic Ideology Council (IIC) if they would entertain forensic evidence of rape in this case, or will the burden of bringing 4 witnesses be put on the victim's family?