Rawalpindi: Rape case registered after four months
RAWALPINDI: Police have registered a case against two persons for allegedly kidnapping and raping a teenage girl over four months back. The 13-year-old madressah student was abducted from outside Jinnah Park and taken to a house where she was raped for five days. Later, she escaped from the custody of the culprits and narrated her ordeal to her parents.
The victim’s poor parents had to visit the Civil Line police station for several months to get the case registered, but to no avail. However, the victim’s complaint, lodged with the Civil Line police on November 16, 2011, was entertained on March 24 when the police registered an FIR and started an investigation.
“Yes, the rape victim had lodged a complaint with the police which was not entertained by our predecessors due to unknown reasons. Since I assumed the charge it was for the first time that the victim approached us on Saturday and we registered the case,” said the SHO Civil Lines, Inspector Raja Shakeel, adding: “The circumstances of the incident would be clear only after the investigation is started.”
The mother of the kidnap victim in her statement said her daughter, who was studying at a Madressah at Adiala Road, was going to her relative’s house when she was abducted. She said she was taken to a house somewhere in Islamabad where two other women and a girl were already present.
The victim said she was detained in the house where she was raped by the two kidnappers for five days. She even tried to contact her parents though a cellphone found lying in the house but was beaten up by the kidnappers.
She said another girl present in the house helped her flee. The girl’s mother said she went to the police station on November 19, 2011, to get a case registered but nobody entertained her complaint. She said after her daughter returned home the kidnappers started making telephone calls and blackmailed the family.
The SHO acknowledged that the application had been lying with them since November and it was unfortunate that the registration of the case was ‘deliberately’ delayed by his predecessors.
“It was police responsibility to register a case and investigate it,” the SHO said. He said the victim could not identify the place of crime as she had been in distress but police have launched an investigation and would trace the culprits.