Islamabad: 2 dancing girls ‘raped’ in jungle near Bhara Kahu
ISLAMABAD: Two girl dancers were kidnapped and later allegedly gang-raped in a jungle adjacent to Athal on the outskirts of Bhara Kahu in the wee hours of Monday on their way back to Qasai Gali, police sources said on Tuesday.
Police have registered a case on the complaint of mistress of the dancing house, but didn’t arrest any of the rapists because of their influence, sources maintained.
Hina Niaz, 30, daughter of Niaz Hussain, resident of Nawan Radha Raam, Javaid Nagar, Kasur, at present living in Qasai Gali, Raja Bazaar, Rawalpindi, lodged a complaint with the Bhara Kahu Police Station that she was running a dancing house in Qasai Gali keeping some young girls as dancers. She said that she sends her dancers to marriage ceremonies in different localities of Rawalpindi, Islamabad as well as their adjacent areas.
Hina said that on the midnight of March 29 and 30, two eunuchs Yamin and Zarman came to her and booked two dancers for a marriage ceremony in Athal and took Rabia and Sumbal with them. The girls left the ceremony after performing dance at about 2 a.m. with a driver when four men intercepted the car near Naseer Bagh and pulled the girls out of the car and dragged them to an adjacent jungle, tore their clothes and raped them.
The victims called her on telephone and informed her about their plight, she told police. She stated that she contacted Yamin and Zarman who reached the scene and took the girls to Qasai Gali. Hina said that the marriage was of Mujahid and Abdul Hafiz who arranged the dance party. “Tahir, son of Zaman, along with 3 or 4 other men were involved in the gang rape,” she alleged.
The Bhara Kahu Police have registered a case (FIR No. 82/14) under Sections 376, 109/34 PPC, but have not yet arrested any suspect nominated in the FIR.
Sources in the police station disclosed that an officer of the police station, dealing with the case, advised the suspects to get pre-arrest bail from the court of law and appear before police for investigation as the suspects are influential people and police were avoiding their arrest.
Hina, when contacted by this correspondent for her comments, expressed her dissatisfaction over the police performance, saying that none of the rapists have yet been arrested. “I don’t know who were the rapists, as we are simple dancers and do our job without knowing whereabouts of the parties who book the dancers,” she concluded.