Teenager gang-raped in Clifton
KARACHI: The streets of Clifton have once again witnessed a horrendous incident of gang rape of a teenager after she was returning from a party in the vicinity.
According to reports, Sonia and Kiran Abdullah were returning after attending a party at a house located at Khayaban-e-Qasim, Phase VIII, in a Mehran car bearing number ANQ-788 at around 2:30am when a silver Corolla hit the car from behind.
Before the girls could ascertain what hit them, three men got out of the car, abducted both the girls and took them to an unknown location (bungalow).
Kiran was subjected to gang rape, which was later verified in the medico-legal report while Sonia declined the check up. In the morning, the culprits dumped both the girls at Khayaban-e-Qasim and fled.
Both of them were rushed to the police station from where the police took them to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for medical examination, but as there was no medico-legal officer present, they were then shifted to the Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK).
Hospital sources said that CHK MLO Dr Summaya examined the victim Kiran and reserved her report while her friend Sonia declined to get her medical check up. Hospital sources said that they had taken more samples for the DNA report.
Police sources said that the victim Kiran was a resident of Phase 2, DHA and resided with her boyfriend Muzahir. Police have registered FIR No 585/2010 under Section 365, 376 and 34 against unknown culprits.
Police officials concerned with the matter did not attend their phones when contacted while police sources confirmed that both girls repeatedly changed their statements and even did not disclose the names of the culprits and the place where they were subjected to rape.
Victims disclosed the names of the culprits but later declined to know them while saying in their final statement that three men wearing shalwar kameez had kidnapped, sexually assaulted and then dropped them at the said place in the morning. Police suspect that the victims know the culprits but are unable to pinpoint the identification of the culprits due to some reason.
Sources also said that Sonia, resident of Neelam Colony had earlier been detained by the police and then released.
A high-ranking police officer on the condition of anonymity said, the girl was raped due to a personnel dispute as both of them are constantly changing their statements.
He said that both the girls appear to know the culprits but they are giving a cold shoulder to the police in disclosing their names.
He said these girls have lodged an FIR because of the media pressure but they are now approaching the police to close the case.
Darakshan SHO Rana Amjad said there is clear vagueness in the girls’ statements so we have made Kiran’s boyfriend Muzahir a witness and included him in the investigation.