‘Rape’ victim commits suicide

Published July 29, 2014
Police said the suspect abducted a matric student. Later, she was gang-raped.— File photo
Police said the suspect abducted a matric student. Later, she was gang-raped.— File photo

BAHAWALPUR: Failure to get justice from police and receiving threats from the main accused, an alleged gang-rape victim committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her house in village 56-DB near Yazman, about 30km from here, late on Sunday night.

Police said the suspect along with his accomplice abducted a matric student from outside her house on a motorcycle last month. They took her to their outhouse near the village canal where their three accomplices were already present. Later, she was gang-raped.

Yazman police claimed to have registered a case on June 8, but did not arrest the accused. About four days back, the main accused managed to get pre-arrest bail from a court.

The accused again reached the house of the victim girl and hurled threats at her.

The victim’s father said his daughter locked herself in a room on Sunday night and hanged herself with a ceiling fan.

Rape victim who set herself ablaze dies

The family of the girl protested against the police apathy when Punjab Parliamentary Secretary for Irrigation Khalid Jajja reached their house for condolence.

The parents alleged that inspector Mahmood Jajja had been pressuring them for a compromise with the accused.

At this, Yazman DSP Malik Mahmood Shahid informed the parliamentary secretary that on July 22 he had submitted a report to DPO Sarfraz Ahmed Falki against the police inspector’s alleged negligence.

It is learnt the DPO also told the parliamentary secretary that the inspector had been suspended from service.

Published in Dawn, July 29th, 2014

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