Sahiwal: Man held for raping daughters
SAHIWAL: As reported by the Dawn News on Sunday, following the orders of the district and sessions judge, the police on Saturday arrested the man who was accused by his daughter of raping her and her sister for several years.
The court ordered arrest of accused Sultan Ahmad and recovery of his 19-year-old daughter ‘N’, taking notice of a news item appearing in Dawn on Oct 21 in which the girl, a resident of 89/6-R village, had levelled the charges against her father.
Two of the girl’s four brothers had admitted they were aware of their father’s incestuous crime, but refused to support their sister in her pursuit of justice through a court of law, apparently because of poverty and stigma.
D&SJ Abdul Sattar, on the evening of Oct 21, ordered Farid Town SHO Saeed Lodhi to recover the victim and produce her in the court on Oct 22 under sections 22/A, 23/3 and 491 of the CrPC.
The victim and her elder brother, appearing in the court on Oct 22, confirmed the authenticity of the news report, following which the judge ordered the SHO to arrest the accused at the earliest and launch an FIR against him under the relevant sections. The court also directed the SHO to protect the girl against any harm and send her wherever she felt safe.
The complete article can be found at Dawn News.