HYDERABAD: A four–year–old girl was subjected to criminal assault in Kotri on Wednesday. She left home to buy something from a shop but did not return. Her father, a labourer, said that they mounted search for her and found her on roadside at Rafwa Mori in unconscious condition. He said that she was taken to the Kotri Taluka Hospital from where she was referred to the Liaquat University Hospital. He quoted a doctor of the Kotri hospital as saying that the girl had been subjected to criminal assault by two men. The police have registered a case against two unidentified accused on the compliant of the girl’s father.
UMERKOT: A man was caught and handed over to police following an attempted criminal assault on a 12–year–old girl in GhulamNabi Shah town on Friday. The girl, daughter of a peasant, was going to fields when AsgharUmrani, a madarasah teacher, attempted to assault her criminally near the shrine of KhathrWali. Hearing her screams, people came to her rescue, thrashed Asghar and handed him over to police.
LAHORE: Resorting to violence once again, lawyers on Tuesday thrashed yet another policeman on the Lahore High Court premises and manhandled a judge’s reader at the civil courts. This time the victim was an assistant sub-inspector from Gujranwala, who had come to the court to appear before Justice Anwarul Haq in connection with a habeas corpus petition.
SWAT: The menace of physical violence against students in schools and religious seminaries not only persists but has also grown over the years. Despite the government’s ban on any kind of violence, school teachers openly torture students on petty issues. In a recent incident, a teacher kicked his 10-year old student Khalilulah and seriously injured him in the process on Saturday. “I was talking to my classmates when all of a sudden someone kicked me from behind. I don’t know what happened next,” said the second grader while talking to The Express Tribune. “I found myself in the hospital with bandage on my nose,” he added.
KARACHI: At least three senior naval officers have faced court martial in connection with last year’s terrorist attack on PNS Mehran base. The ISPR (navy) confirmed that these officers were tried “under the naval law and were accordingly penalised”. The punishment and the relevant law were not specified. According to sources, the penalised officers are Commodore Raja Tahir, Commander Asrar and Lt Commander Absar. They held senior commanding positions at the base at the time of the attack. When an ISPR official was approached for confirmation of the officers’ identities, he refused to do so.
KARACHI: A case has been registered in the principal and teacher assault case against 25 students while exams have been shifted to Sheikh Zaid College from National College, Geo News reported Thursday. At least 10 students have been named in the FIR but no arrest has been made so far. On Wednesday, a principal and a teacher were beaten after refusing to allow students to cheat in the Urdu paper for Pre–medical. A student present in the classroom at that time said there were two invigilators in the classroom. One of the teachers tolerated cheating while the other ignored the act. Subsequently, a group, who the witness claimed belonged to the Pakhtoon Students Federation (PSF), started threatening the teacher and chanting political slogans. “The Rangers intervened and the rest of the paper was completed in a peaceful environment,” he said.
CHINIOT: Two unidentified armed men, riding a motorcycle, knocked the door of house of MPA Maulana Ilyas Chinioti in Mohallah Shah Burhan the other night. When the night watchman did not open the door, they opened indiscriminate fire on the door and wall of the house. As a result, a bullet hit a neighbour Abdul Sattar. He was rushed to hospital.
SUKKUR: In a recent incident of acid–throwing, a teenager was injured after being attacked by rivals over old enmity near Sukkur city of Sindh, SAMAA reports Tuesday. Police said the incident took place at New Pand area of Sukkur where four men riding two motorbikes intercepted 16–year–old Rahil Gopang, threw acid at his face and fled from the scene.
PAKPATTAN: On court orders, the police have registered a case against four policemen, including a sub–inspector, for beating a farmer and forcibly taking away five maunds of wheat. Rustam Ali, in an application to the court, stated that five policemen, including SI Liaquat Ali, visited his fields at Chak 95/D on July 10, 2011 and took away five maunds of wheat, a tractor and a thresher. He said that the policemen also beat him up.
KARACHI: An increase in cases of forced marriages was recorded in December 2011, with an average of 14 First Information Reports (FIRs) being filed per district as compared to eight in the preceding month, said a report released by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Thursday.