Islamabad: Victim apprehended in murder attempt case
ISLAMABAD: According to the Dawn News, instead of arresting an alleged attacker, the Rawalpindi police took into custody the victim on the charge of murder attempt, it has been learnt. Hassan Majid was produced in the district and sessions court Rawalpindi from where he was given in the custody of Westridge police on three days physical remand.
The Westridge police claimed that the physical remand of the man was sought for the recovery of a knife which he used in the attack on his brother-in-law. Fatima Sheikh, sister of Hassan Majid, said she married Salman Muzaffar Sheikh in 1999 and had two children. However, differences developed between the couple when she was not allowed by her husband to meet her family, including her mother.
Sheikh forced her out of the house when she resisted the restriction about 10 months ago and started living with her brother Majid. On October 21, Sheikh entered her brother’s house at Lane 6 by scaling the wall and started threatening them, she said, adding Majid contacted his lawyer and on his advice sought the help of Rescue-1122.
The police reached the house after an hour and asked Majid to come out. However, he told the police that his brother-in-law armed with a knife was standing in front of the door and he should be removed first. But the police were reluctant to enter the house. Later, Fatima said she came out of the house and asked the policemen to remove her husband from the house. “But Muzaffar Sheikh influenced the policemen with the name of an SP motorway who is his brother-in-law, and asked them to leave the spot as it was a domestic issue.”
When Majid came out of the house, the police had left. While returning home, Sheikh attacked her brother with a knife which resulted in an injury to his (Majid)’s forehead. Fatima said they entered into a brawl resulting injuries to both of them. Later, her husband left the house and her brother was taken to Westridge police station for legal action. The police took him to District Headquarters Hospital for medical treatment where her husband was already present along with his brother-in-law (SP).
He again attacked her brother in the presence of the police who remained silent spectators, she alleged. She said her brother was shifted to the police station and booked under the charges of PPC 107 and 151 and produced in the court of a magistrate on October 22. However, the magistrate asked the police to bring both the parties to the court as it was necessary according to the charges under which he was booked.
The complete article can be found at Dawn News.