Extends remand of suspects in rape case

Staff Reporter

An Anti-Terrorism Court here on Monday extended the judicial remand of two men, accused of raping a woman and her daughter, for 14 days.

The suspects, identified as Umar Farooq and Mansab were brought to court amid tight security. At a hearing on Monday, the police told ATC Judge Arshad Hussain Bhatta that the victims have identified the men during a parade.

According to the woman’s complaint, last month, Farooq, whose a rickshaw driver, and his friend took them to an empty plot near LDA Avenue and gang-raped them.

Police records revealed Farooq has been named in two rape cases in the past as well. Consequently, the court instructed the police to prepare a case challan and submit it at the next hearing. The suspects have, on the other hand, been sent back to jail.

Meanwhile, a local court extended the judicial remand of six men accused of harassing and assaulting a female TikToker at Minar-i-Pakistan on Aug 14.

The suspects identified as Shehryar, Mehran, Abid, Arslan, Sajid and Iftikhar were produced before the court as Judicial Magistrate Hassan Sarfaraz Cheema resumed hearing.

The court extended their judicial remand for two weeks and directed the investigation officer to submit a report on the case challan on next hearing.

The female TikToker had identified the suspects during an identification parade.
On August 14, the woman TikToker was assaulted and harassed at Minar-e-Pakistan by a mob of nearly 400 men.

The incident came to light weeks later after videos of the episode went viral on social media, forcing the authorities to launch a crackdown against all those involved in it.


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