Karachi: Remand of gang-rape accused extended
KARACHI: Police remand of an accused arrested for his alleged involvement in the case of the gang-rape of an 18-year-old woman on the premises of the Mazar-i-Quaid has been extended till March 30. The remand was extended by former District East’s Civil Judge and Judicial Magistrate Javed Hussain.
Police had arrested an assistant security manager of the mausoleum on March 20. The victim in her statement, recorded under Section 164 of the criminal procedure code, told the court that she was a resident of Lodhran and had come with her family to the city after visiting the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan. She added that they went to the Mazar-i-Quaid on the night of March 15.
Earlier, she said, she was subjected to sexual assault after being kidnapped on the premises of the mazar on the night of March 15. She was found in an unstable condition outside the mausoleum on March 17.
The case (FIR No 50/08) was registered at the Brigade police station under the Section 365-B of the Pakistan Penal Code on the complaint of her father. The section was inserted in the penal code through the Protection of Women Act 2006.
The accused was identified by the gang-rape victim in the court of Mr Hussain on March 22.
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