Karachi: Judgment in Mazar-e-Quaid rape case reserved
KARACHI: Additional district and session judge South Aftab Ahmed Bhoyo has reserved the judgment in a gang rape case in the vicinity of Mazar–e–Quaid till September 29. Two of the accused, accountant Raja Arif and assistant to the resident engineer Mazhar Arif Ansari also filed bail applications in the court. Razia Kubra, an 18 year–old woman of Lodhran was gang raped inside Mazar–e–Quaid allegedly by the employees of the Mazar on March 9 this year, when she came to pay homage to the founder of the nation along with her family members.
She was found in a shaky condition outside the Mazar-e-Quaid on March 17.
The police registered a case under section 365/B of the Pakistan Penal Code inserted into the PPC through the Protection Women Act 2006.
Three persons were arrested after the DNA report confirmed their involvement along with the identification parade that was conducted in the court. The first person arrested was security guard of the mausoleum Khadim Hussain, while the other two were the aforementioned Raja Arif and Mazhar Arif Ansari.
The Deputy Speaker Sindh Assembly Shahla Raza was taking care of Razia Kubra and her family when she was a PPP activist. However, ever since she became the speaker she has not contacted Kubra’s family even once. One of the senior advocates said that she only wanted to cash in on the case for her own sake.
One of the accused Raja Arif has however submitted a bail application in the court, the hearing of which has been fixed on September 27.