Doctors, teachers booked for kidnap, rape of girl in Bahawalpur

Updated October 22, 2019

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Victim was drugged, raped by suspects, father tells police. — AP/File
Victim was drugged, raped by suspects, father tells police. — AP/File

BAHAWALPUR: A gang comprising doctors and private teachers has been unearthed that allegedly abducted, administered ice drug to a girl and raped her.

Dawn learnt that the Civil Lines police had registered a case on Oct 18 on the complaint of the victim’s father after the girl managed to free herself from the clutches of the suspects and fled from a house where she was allegedly raped.

According to the father, the girl had gone missing from their house on Oct 16 and the family had been searching for her. He added that she was currently under treatment at a hospital.

The district police chief’s spokesman, Ijaz Hussain Shah, told Dawn that the complainant, a property dealer in Ziauddin Colony, in his first information report (FIR) registered at the Civil Lines police station under sections of abduction and rape stated that his 18-year-old daughter was a student of Class IX and attended an academy in Model Town B block.

The complaint stated that at the academy, she got in touch with two doctors, including a woman, and two teachers. When his daughter returned home two days after disappearance, she alleged that she had been kidnapped by the suspects nominated in the FIR, administered ice and raped. Despite the registration of an FIR three days ago, police could not arrest the suspects, he lamented.

However, Shah claimed that on receipt of information, DPO Sarfraz Virk summoned the complainant on Monday and assured him of taking action against the culprits and arresting them soon.

Published in Dawn, October 22nd, 2019