Monday, 25 April 2016

A married Christian woman gangraped at gunpoint

Toba Tek Singh:A Christian woman who was allegedly, gang raped by upscale brats at gunpoint, in a village near Rajana- a small town of District Toba Tek Singh in Punjab province. The two Muslim culprits identified as Zeeshan and Rizwan, sexually assaulted a Christian woman, Shazia Bibi (her real name is being withheld) at a time when she was alone at her home. Shazia’ husband is army personnel and is posted in Peshawar; for as much he was not present in the village, when the incident occurred.
The gangraped  victim  told that Zeeshan and Rizwan broke into her home at around 11 pm. She was subjected to sexual abuse till about 2 pm. At last, two Christian men namely Zahid Maish and Ayub heard Shazia’ screams and jumped into her home, consequently, Zeeshan and Rizwan fled.

The gangraped victim, resident was 291-GB near Rajana, revealed that Zeeshan Arif and Rizwan broke in her house while no-one else was at home. She said that at first, they tied her hands with a rope and gang raped her at gunpoint. Shazia told the police, that she screamed for help however, they did not relent.

After the incident, the victim approached the Rajana police station and filed the complaint against the 22-year-old Zeeshan son of Muhammad Arif and 20-year-old Rizwan son of Yaqub. She stated that she is being pressurized to withdraw her complaint.The police took action against the named culprits and carried out raids and hooked Zeeshan and Rizwan. All the while, the weapons used in this crime were also recovered by the police.

Sardar Mushtaq Gill,human rights defender, said that criminal justice is very expensive and weak in Pakistan from which the culprits take benefits to save theirs skin from punishment.Christian girls are easy target for Muslim offenders because of their limited access to compete with them to get justice which is eventually got compromised under threats and pressure.

LEAD's lawyers team will strive for justice for the survivor of gangrapped Christian woman and we request the international community and the groups who are supporting the victims and survivors,please stand with us and encourage and strengthen our work with your support and voice.

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