DADU, June 28 Relatives of Sabir Soomro, the slain brother of rape survivor Kainat Soomro, held a demonstration on VVIP road in Mehar on Monday, demanding arrest of the killers.

SPO of Mehar Murtaza Mirani arrived at the spot, assured the family of Sabir of justice. Later they took the body to their house and then buried it at Baqar Shah graveyard under police security.

A police contingent, comprising an ASI and 10 police officials were deployed at the house of Kainat Soomro.

Sabir's body was found in Naal, Balochistan, on Saturday. He was allegedly picked up from his house in Mehar by Warah police on March 28 and had been missing since then.

The body was brought to the town by the family in an Edhi ambulance early in the morning on Monday from Karachi.

Sabir's father Ghulam Nabi Soomro said that Warah police accompanied by Ali Hassan Buledi, father-in-law of Sabir, picked him up from their house on March 28 on the pretext that he was wanted in a robbery case. When they arrived at the police station, Ghulam Nabi said, the police said that they had not arrested Sabir.

He alleged that Ali Hassan Buledi and police officials killed his son after keeping him in illegal detention for three months.

Kainat alleged that on January 10, 2007, she was gang-raped by Shaban Shaikh, Ihsan Thebo, Roshan and Ali Murad Thebo when she was student of class eight. She said that she had demanded justice and held series of protests with her family for the arrest of the accused but none of them was arrested.

On the other hand, she alleged, five fake FIRs of murder, theft and other crimes were registered against her and her family at different police station to pressure them to withdraw the case and settle the dispute through a jirga. She said that some people belonging Shaikh and Buledi communities had lodged cases against them.

She said that another brother of her, Bilawal, was also arrested and sent to jail for two months.

She alleged that Ali Hassan and other accused

were annoyed with her and her family because she had refused to withdraw the case , therefore, they murdered her brother after kidnapping.

She appealed to Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Choudhry to take suo motu notice of victimisation of her and her family members and murder of her brother.

Zakia Soomro, mother of Sabir, alleged that Ali Hassan had received Rs5 million from the accused of gang-rape case to force them to withdraw the case.

She alleged that Ali Hassan, Shaban Shaikh, Noomi Thebo besides some police officials were involved in the murder of her son. She threatened to commit suicide if killers of her son were not arrested.

DPO of Dadu Ghazi Salahuddin said the murder of Sabir had taken place in Balochistan and the FIR was lodged at Naal police station and expressed the hope the Naal police would properly investigate the case.

He said that that the home minister and IG of Sindh had asked him to conduct an inquiry into the matter.

He said that victim family can lodge an FIR of kidnapping and torturing Sabir against any accused, including police officers of Mehar police station, and assured that accused nominated in FIR would be arrested.

He said that security would be provided to family of Kainat.


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