KARACHI: A local court on Tuesday remanded two brothers in judicial custody for allegedly subjecting a lady doctor to gang rape.

Police had booked and arrested both the men for allegedly subjecting their cousin to rape in Clifton on March 26.

On Tuesday, the investigating officer produced them before the judicial magistrate (South) concerned to seek their physical remand in police custody for interrogation and investigation.

The IO informed the judge that according to the complainant, the woman is a doctor and lives alone in Karachi, adding that her detained cousin had promised to marry her.

She further alleged that the suspect first called her to a restaurant in Clifton on March 26 from where he took her to a flat, he added.

The IO mentioned that the suspect’s brother was also present in the flat, where they allegedly sexually abused the victim. Later, they asked her to remain silent at gunpoint and threatened her of dire consequences if she told anyone about the whole episode.

He requested the judge to grant 14-day physical remand of the suspects to police for interrogation and completion of legal formalities since investigation was still incomplete.

However, the judge remanded both the suspects in judicial custody for three days, directing the IO to produce them before the court on the next date.

Till then, the judge also directed the IO to get conducted a medical examination of the victim and submit the investigation report on the next date.

Published in Dawn, April 7th, 2021

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