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KARACHI: A girl in the Pirabad area was arrested after she set her father on fire for what she said was the rape of her younger and older sisters, police said on Sunday.

In a statement to the police, the girl said she made the plan to set her father on fire after he attempted to rape her.

In a First-Information Report, her brother alleged that his sister drugged their father with sleeping pills on Friday and set him on fire, after which he succumbed to his injuries, Superintendent Police (SP) Investigation Akhtar Farooq said.

A case was registered against the accused under sections 302 (premeditated murder) and 334 (punishment for intention to cause hurt) of the Pakistan Penal CodeThe accused was taken into custody and is being held at the Women Police Station West Zone Liaquatabad Karachi, the SP said.

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ZX Mar 20, 2016 03:05pm

Any religious party want to condemn the father?

Aleem Mar 20, 2016 03:24pm

raping his daughters? we need laws to protect women.

Faizan Mar 20, 2016 03:48pm

What have we become ? First of all rape is inhumane and that too of his own daughter ? Oh God please have mercy on this nation.

Farhan Mar 20, 2016 04:03pm

Public should not take law in hand, now she will suffer too.

Abdulla Hussain Mar 20, 2016 04:23pm

Unless this unfortunate girl comes with a sound proof of her allegations against her father, she cannot prove her father's fault. Instead of killing him she should have reported the crime of her father to police or some of her relative. If her father did commit the crime then he deserves death through legal system & not by her.

Adv Umar Sharif Bajwa Mar 20, 2016 05:28pm

If she's succeed to prove that murder was committed in self defense then she's not liable for any punishment and it's comes under the ambit of self dedefense. As for as her deceased father was concerned his case is also comes under the domain clinical pschychtrist. He was mentally ill.

badshah Mar 20, 2016 05:36pm

@Abdulla Hussain She would not have the justice she was looking for.

berni Mar 20, 2016 05:53pm

Anger should not lead us into revenge. All revenge is evil.

adventurer Mar 20, 2016 05:57pm

Laws against women is what prompts some of them to take such drastic steps.
Save the victims, ignore the religious groups. Protection for women must be given the highest priority.

Life Mar 20, 2016 06:42pm

I remember a case happened a couple of years ago where a girl killed her father, mother and brother for the love in Karachi. I hope this is not the case here.

monal Mar 20, 2016 07:34pm

There is ways to prove rape, it is called science (DNA testing). However in our country that is not accepted, they want to bring two adult men as witnesses of rape. So if the father was raping his daughters, only the girls and the father would know of it. So the only choice girls would have was to take the situation in their own hand knowing they will get no justice from the society, government, law and religion.

Sunil Mar 20, 2016 08:03pm

Tragic for the girl, trying to protect her sisters, and horrific for the father, worst than an animal.

jawad Mar 20, 2016 08:32pm

now where are those religious parties who were against women protection bill in punjab?????

Hassan Mar 20, 2016 08:53pm

If the rape of her sisters by their father is proved then she should be set free.

Abdulla Hussain Mar 20, 2016 08:54pm

@badshah: I am always against innocent getting punished, in this case the girl is presumed innocent for no daughter will like her father commits such dirty offence against his daughter, now by killing her father she has become a murderer so she will also get punished. Just a sensible approach would have done what she wanted and at the same time she would have been free from such crime.

Alla Bux Mar 20, 2016 09:39pm

It is a case of private and self defense. She should not have been arrested. Her brother must have been an accomplice.

Samina Mar 20, 2016 10:02pm

How come state is so quick to arrest a girl who is taking action to protect herself and her sisters from the brutalities of her own father? Why the culprits who rape innocent girls as young as 4 years never got arrested and they get away with the heinous crime??

rizwan Mar 20, 2016 10:11pm

Not a new happening when the laws are not implemented and the police is powerless!

Abdul Razzaq Mar 20, 2016 10:20pm

I have not read this story, but it (title) reminds the movie "Bol" 2011

NEUTRAL WALAY Mar 20, 2016 11:19pm

@ZX Has PPP or MQM condemned this yet? Why just religious parties? What about 'liberal' parties that are ruling Karachi and Sindh. Do they have any responsibility or not!!

a Mar 20, 2016 11:36pm

And here today we heard a girl has reported rape by her own dad. Over four months, the drunkard raped his own school going daughter . Even her mom refused to believe her. Then the brave girl one day enticed him with sex and videographed him in the act with the help of a friend. The mother was shocked when she saw the video. Hit her husband with Chappals in front of the police.

J Khan Mar 21, 2016 12:10am

A case of true honor killing. This time the killer deserves to be set free.

Fazal Karim Mar 21, 2016 12:18am

This is a case of mental illness. Psychologists should study the case and find out what incited her father to commit this crime.

Bin Adam Mar 21, 2016 12:32am

If the allegations against the father proves to be true definitely the Court will give the girl benefit of the same. Those who have commented that such case are not happening in the West may not be reading the western news. Every now and then we see in electronic media and news papers such most abhorrent cases of molestation by fathers happening in western Countries. These are one of the prominent signs of the impending annihilation of humanity including the most lethal epidemic of religious and racial hatred burning to ashes the higher values of morality, mutual love, respect and compassion like wild fire.

Nilesh Mar 21, 2016 12:56am

Let me know my dear Pakistani friends if you need support on any petition for this girls release. She did right thing which may not be constitutionally correct, so it's our responsibility to save her from punishment..... Let's build a better society together...

Philosopher (from Japan) Mar 21, 2016 01:57am

Very sadly. Where are we heading??? Humanity has lost in this world. If daughters are not even safe at home than whom to believe and where to go..??

Sanjeev Mar 21, 2016 02:36am

@Abdulla Hussain

Mostly family, society, police don't believe on girls in such case ..

ashraf Mar 21, 2016 03:01am

really a case against the victim?

Dr AJ Janjua Mar 21, 2016 03:20am

@Faizan Sexual deviance is very common in Pakistan. I have worked with enough NGOs to see how horrific it is. We saw what happened in Kasur. In other parts of Punjab these child abuse rings kidnap boys and girls and they actually receive support from ruling party mpas and police officials. And of course as we have seen some parents turn to abusing their own biological children and nieces and nephews. Very disturbing and disgusting.

SK Mar 21, 2016 04:41am

@Abdulla Hussain Don't agree , this promiscuous act can't often be shared. This corrupt system would have failed the accused. Natural justice did prevail.If , the story behind the murder is true.

rsvpp Mar 21, 2016 08:23am

Some people are against the Domestic violence Law which protects women in Pakistan. What is their position against the rapist father and the action taken by the. They must speak up.

MA Mar 21, 2016 09:09am

Forget our morals and condemnations, first first thing first. She need to be freed. ....... and then provided home and shelter as well as therapy for all sisters. Important thing is they should be taken care now after their ordeal.

brar Mar 21, 2016 09:21am

@Aleem To protect from father, we expect father to protect the child ?

brar Mar 21, 2016 09:31am

@Life Yes there are some cases here in East Panjab a girl killed his father, mother, brother and sister just for love of a boy, but here his brother has lodged the complaint and her mother and sisters are also there who will tell what is the truth.

akhtar Mar 21, 2016 09:48am

@yAbdul Razzaq yes there is such similarity with the story of boll

Akil Akhtar Mar 21, 2016 10:12am

@Faizan We also need to stop cursing the whole nation for an individuals crime...this disgusting act happens everywhere especially in the west which we think is a model for us....

Akil Akhtar Mar 21, 2016 10:15am

@SHAH We need to get better informed about the world and get a reality check. There are hundreds if not thousands of cases of such rapes in every western nation every year. Most young girls are sexually molested by their own fathers and close relatives. The difference is they blame the culprit not the whole nation.

A. Ali Mar 21, 2016 01:04pm

this is not a good news by all means.... but it indeed speak volumes about how we are advancing into future... wrong and woeful exposure of media / internet in our society has generated more ills than goods... we need to get educated.

girl's view point will never be accepted in our society.... it became a news when she lit her father.... why not before that ?.

A. Ali Mar 21, 2016 01:05pm

@berni - what else should could have done ?. suggest, other than saying she could have reported to police.

Maqsee Mar 21, 2016 01:24pm

Since the alleged rapist is dead now, can her other sisters verify in court of being raped by their father as well? She should be treated guilty of murder till proven otherwise.

Deependra Mar 21, 2016 01:43pm

Why arrest her? Give her a bravery medal.

Pedro Sam Mar 21, 2016 02:26pm

@badshah - Any act done in self defence is not a crime.

Pedro Sam Mar 21, 2016 02:27pm

@berni - The act does not amount to revenge. It is self defence.

Pedro Sam Mar 21, 2016 02:34pm

@Fazal Karim - Really. Need to respect women.

Waqar Zahid Mar 21, 2016 03:19pm

I don't blame the girl, she did not really have any other option. If only we had a fair justice system, then these circumstances would be far fewer.

It's a sick world for sure.

Sudhir Neyalasinger Mar 21, 2016 03:22pm

She should be let off on compassionate grounds.

Suhail Mar 21, 2016 10:55pm

And what happened to the father...? Has there been a case registered against him?

Girish Bardhan Mar 21, 2016 11:56pm

Brave girl. I feel sorry for her pain.

bindy Mar 22, 2016 09:11am

@Adv Umar Sharif Bajwa no he wasnt mentally ill, he was a rapist. stop making excuses.