Rape accused confesses to more assaults
05 March, 2013
ISLAMABAD: Disposing of the rape and murder case of a ten-year-old girl whose charred body was found from Sector I9 on February 19, the Supreme Court has directed the Islamabad (East) district and sessions judge to conclude the matter within a month.
A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has expressed satisfaction over the investigations into the murder of Shahzadi under the supervision of Islamabad Police Inspector General Binyamin.
Speaking about the history of criminal acts of the main accused, IG Islamabad said four other cases of rape and attempted rape were revealed by the accused, Abrar, and his girlfriend Zahra Mehk. He said the couple was also responsible for the death of a police officer's death.
The accused, an MBA degree holder from NUML, along with his girlfriend, who is also a student of the same university, had kidnapped and raped Shahzadi, a resident of Bhara Kahu and burnt her to death before throwing away her body. The IG informed the bench that the accused was arrested on February 22 after his link with Mehk was established through tracking of the cellphone of the girl, who used to tutor Shahzadi.
Abrar confessed to have strangulated the daughter of a senior police officer after raping her. Further confessions included raping 15-year-old Muqadas, a Christian girl who was getting tuition from Mehk. He also attempted to rape another girl, 20-year-old Sabira, another of Mehk's students. The IG said investigations had been completed, as Mehk herself has confessed to aiding Abrar in trapping the girls who came to her house for tuition.
Binyamin said the father and the brother of the girl had been found innocent, as they were unaware of Mehk's activities. On February 18 the chief justice took suo motu notice of the killing of the teenager and directed IG Binyamin to supervise the investigations and submit a comprehensive report.