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Woman held hostage, raped near Rawalpindi

Updated May 19, 2017 02:46pm


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A married woman was held hostage in a house and raped for five days by two men in Rawat, near Rawalpindi, police said.

The 30-year-old victim told police that two men, Khurram and Nauman, had stopped her near a bus stop while she was on her way to her father's house and forced her into their car, Station House Officer Basharat Abassi told DawnNews.

The two men drove her to the Nai Abadi area in Rawat where they kept her in a house and raped her continuously, she added. They also shared compromising photos of her on social media.

She told police that Khurram, who lives abroad and had only recently returned to Rawat, had asked for her hand in marriage years ago, but her father had refused.

Police filed a case and arrested both Khurram and Nauman, a motorcycle mechanic, and recovered their mobile phones, Abassi told DawnNews. The two suspects are due to appear before a magistrate court.

Khurram had re-applied for his visa and planned on leaving the country soon, the SHO added.

The victim was taken to District Headquarters Hospital for medical tests and has now returned home.


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Houlbelat May 19, 2017 01:26pm

Something missing from the story. Why did the family of victim kept quite for all those 5 days when she was abducted and kept confined by the accused persons?

Balakrishnan May 19, 2017 01:28pm

There is no fear in the mind of criminals. Here the Sharia punishments will work.

paggri sambhal May 19, 2017 01:35pm

Military other solution.

farhan May 19, 2017 02:03pm

Soon women and family will reveal actual story.

Khurram May 19, 2017 02:16pm

@farhan what your sister revealed to you?

Afzaal Ansari May 19, 2017 02:24pm

The abduction of married women for five days and the complete silence upon her hostage by their family and husband is inquisitive. If she is impeccable, the delinquents have to be quite punished.

asad May 19, 2017 02:42pm

Pemra should ban media which propagates an iota of obscenity, so as Mobile packages and sim should be registered on house address and billed to parents/husbands with details of dialed numbers and chat time.

a ali May 19, 2017 02:47pm

the worst part is this lady remained disappeared for five days and no complaint was registered in Rawat or nearby police station either by her husband or father...?

imdadali May 19, 2017 03:14pm

This type of cases required prompt attention and concentration of police and its documentation/prosecution report must be completed without loss of time so that doors for escaping of culprits could be closed. Besides this, through investigation fair also play pivotal role to reach the report conclusion. Proper code to be mentioned in FIR. After all police is all and all, if he wants that person whether it is real accused or have been involved , his life shall be at stake so police is powerful because police report is of origin, and entire case is discussed or argued at courts in the light of police report so unless we bring better reforms in the police, desired resulted could not be achieved. As like victim of rawalpindi has been prey of sexual assult the other girls shall be targeted and face same fate if timely action is not initiated against involved.

NAVman May 19, 2017 03:26pm

@Houlbelat How do you know they kept quiet? I'm sure they logged a missing persons report. You wouldn't get to hear about something like that until and unless it results in a serious incident like this

RAjput May 19, 2017 03:44pm

It should be clear to the trolls who have taken great pleasure with similar news from India that there is a serious problem with social structures in the whole subcontinent.

Zia RehmaN May 19, 2017 07:24pm

@Houlbelat I think we should be very careful while commenting on incidents like this. We should show some empathy. Some families do not reveal and keep praying. This is not simple stuff. Whole life and some times life of whole family is changed. You know how your neighbors react even if it was not your fault.

J. Gamble May 19, 2017 09:19pm

@Houlbelat -The family was under the impression that she went to her father's house.

Helloall May 21, 2017 02:36am

@a ali. Do you know what the family was doing during her disappearance? Being human is not about passing stupid judgements, but to be able to feel sympathy and empathy for others.

rks May 21, 2017 08:29am

@Afzaal Ansari : The victim does NOT have to have "impeccable" history to warrant empathy and sympathy for her ordeals. Do we REALLY know people with verifiably "impeccable" character? Humans are fallible.

rks May 21, 2017 08:30am

@Zia RehmaN : Excellent point!