Lahore: Gang rape of 7-year-old girl IGP suspends DSP and SHO
LAHORE: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Syed Azhar Hassan Nadeem on Sunday suspended Narang Mandi Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Khadim Hussain and Station House Officer (SHO) Riaz Hussain for not taking legal action against the accused involved in the rape of a 7-year-old girl.
Families of the four alleged rapists of the 6-year-old girl are pressuring the latter’s family to withdraw the case, Daily Times learnt on Sunday.
On March 11, four men, including three brothers, Zubair, Talha and Muzaffar raped 6-year-old Tayyeba in Sadanwali village, district Sheikhupura, when she was returning home from school. Eighty-year-old Ramzan Ahmed, Tayyeba’s grandfather, said the family members of the accused rapists were threatening them with dire consequences. He said that they would fight for justice.
Ali Ahmed, Tayyeba’s only brother, said that Mubeen, brother of accused Zubair, had threatened him in order to make his (Ali’s) mother withdraw the case. Soon after the incident took place, the aggrieved family had left their house in fear.
Nusrat, Tayyeba’s mother, said that the families of the accused rapists had pressured her to withdraw the case. She said that Zubair and his brothers had been teasing her daughter and about six months ago she had lodged a complaint with the police, but some local notables resolved the matter. She said that about two years ago, Arshad, Zubair’s father, had forcibly taken hold of her seven sheep, worth Rs 50,000. She said that when she had demanded the return of her sheep, Arshad bore a grudge against her. The police spokesman said that a case had been registered against the Narang Mandi DSP and SHO. He said that Sheikhupura superintendent of police (investigations) had been directed to investigate the case. He said that the IGP had ordered to register a criminal case against the rapists.
The deputy inspector general (DIG) visited Tayyeba at Mayo Hospital and recorded her statement. In the inquiry report presented to the IGP, the DIG (inspection and vigilance) reported that Zubair’s name had not been included in the First Information Report (FIR), but three minors had been nominated.