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Cop arrested for `rape` of detained suspect

By Our Correspondent 2022-12-04
GUJRAT: The Phalia police have arrested its own official on the chargesofrapingadetainedsuspect and extracting money from him through blackmail.

According to police sources, a 19-year-old youth `A` of Sohawa Warraichan village of Mandi Bahauddin, who is presently in the district jail on judicial remand, lodged a complaint with the Phalia police that an official of the police station had subjected him to sexual abuse and rape during his detention.

The complainant had been detained in the lock-up of Phalia police station, along with other suspects, in a theft case.

In his complaint, the youth alleged that a police official `H` of the same police station would often extract money from him and his family members, who would visit him during his detention in the lock-up.

He alleged that one day the policeman took him to his residential room on the police station`s premises, where he sexually abusedand raped him. He said `H` also threatened to kill him if he disclosed the rape episode. Acting on the complaint, Phalia police registered a case against `H` under sections 377 of the Pakistan Penal Code (carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal) and 155-C.

The policeman was arrested after Gujrat Regional Police Officer Dr Akhtar Abbas took notice of the complaint. The police have started investigation into the matter.

EXPAT KILLED: An expatriate Pakistani was shot dead over some land dispute in Chakrian village of Mungowal police precincts on Saturday.

Reports said Shahbaz Warraich was settled in Saudi Arabia and had come to his native village a few weeks ago.

He was cutting fodder at his outhouse when Anas Warraich along with an unidentified accomplice came on a motorbike and opened fire leaving him critically injured.

The injured man was shifted to Kunjah Tehsil Headquarters Hospital f rom where he was referred to Aziz Bhatti Shaheed TeachingHospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Police have registered a case against three suspects, including two nominated, under sections 302, 34 and109 of Pakistan Penal Code on the report of Shahbaz brother Riaz Warraich.

SHOT DEAD: A man was shot dead by armed men over a minor issue at Simbli village in Sara-iAlamgir Saddar police precincts.

According to police, an armed suspect, Atif Ijaz, accompanied by six others, opened fire at Raja Imran Iftikhar on Friday evening. As a result, Imran got seriously injured, while the armed attacker fled the scene.

The injured man was shifted to the Jhelum District Headquarters Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The body was later brought to Sara-i-Alamgir Tehsil Headquarters Hospital where doctors conducted an autopsy after which the police handed it over to the victim`s f amily.

The police have registered a case against seven nominated suspects on the report of Zahid Hussain, a relative of the victim and started looking for the killers.