KARACHI: A judicial magistrate in Karachi on Monday extended the remand for another two days in a case of kidnapping and rape of a minor girl.
The remand of three others that are accused in the same case has also been extended, who are also close family members of the primary suspect.
Police brought the suspects before the judicial magistrate and claimed that the family members have confessed to aiding the primary suspect in kidnapping the 13-year-old girl from Karachi’s Korangi area on January 1.
The police said that the medical report shows evidence the girl was sexually assaulted by the suspect and five others.
The investigation has revealed that the girl was taken to eight different places and was subjected to assault during her stay there, the police said. The court was informed that the minor was first administered with sedatives before committing assault.
The IO sought an extension in the suspects’ remand for interrogation and to arrest the absconders.
The court extended the physical remand of the primary suspect, an employee of a private bank, for two days and sent the other three suspects to prison.
Five accomplices are still wanted by the police, and the investigation is still underway to arrest the absconders.
The First Information Report (FIR) against the primary suspect and the absconders was registered at the request of victim’s mother under Sections 365-B (kidnapping) and 376(2) (punishment for gang rape) and 109 (abetment) of the Pakistan Penal Code at the KIA police station.
Earlier, Sindh Home Minister, Sohail Anwar, had taken a notice of the case and another in which an 8-year-old-girl was allegedly raped.