Nawabshah: Minor girl gang-raped
NAWABSHAH: As reported by the Dawn News on Monday, a 13-year-old girl from Bhirya Road Town who has lodged an FIR, accusing a leader of People’s Lawyers Forum (PLF) and his friends of subjecting her to gang-rape, was admitted to the People’s Medical College Hospital here on Sunday.
The girl told journalists at the hospital that the accused, who were influential people, were pressurising her poor family to withdraw the case or be ready for ‘dire consequences’.
She said she had identified the accused in a court in Naushahro Feroze a few days ago when she was recording her statement and told the judge that former taluka naib nazim of Bhirya Road Town, Abdul Karim Lohrani, his brothers Abdul Rahim and Abdul Salam, general secretary of PLF’s Naushahro Feroze chapter, and others had criminally assaulted her.
Naushahro Feroze District Police Officer Rukhsar Ahmed Khuhawar said that the FIR had been registered against Abdul Salam, Abdul Rahim, Ali Gohar, Shah Nawaz and eight others, six of them unidentified, under sections 364, 452, 337, A-1, F1, 147 and 148 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) on a complaint lodged by the girl’s father.