Court hands police official life sentence for raping daughter




A sessions court in Islamabad charged a police official with raping his daughter, handing him a life sentence and fining him Rs100,000 for the offence on Thursday.

Dilpazeer, a driver with the Islamabad police, is a resident of Khanna Dak, an area on the outskirts of Islamabad. He first raped his daughter in 2011 when she was a minor.

Now 19-years-old, the daughter said Dilpazeer continued to rape her for the next four years. She said she had confided in her mother when the abuse first occurred, but to no avail.

She then turned to her uncle, Dilpazeer’s younger brother, “but nobody listened to me,” she said.

The girl then approached the court and filed a case against her parent.

Amir Nadeem Tabish, the plaintiff’s lawyer, submitted video evidence against the police officer in light of which the court sentenced Dilpazeer to life in prison.

If Dilpazeer fails to pay the fine, he will spend an additional six months in jail.