Islamabad police arrest suspects in F-9 gang rape case


ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Police arrested all of the suspects involved in F-9 gang-rape case on Wednesday. The accused included two employees of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) who confessed to the crime and two guards of a private company.

The survivor identified the scene of the crime to ICT.

On Tuesday, a 22-year-old girl had registered an FIR [First Information Report] in Margalla Police Station against an official of CDA for “blackmailing and raping her in broad daylight in a park on August 2 while two of his accomplices watched”.

The capital’s police on Wednesday, through their Twitter account, shared that they have arrested all the accused named by the girl in the FIR.

According to a press note, two of the suspects have been identified as Shairaz Kiani, the gardener, and Murad Khan, who is the security guard of the park.

Earlier in the day, the police had said that they have arrested only two persons accused of raping the girl, whereas, the efforts were underway to arrest the remaining one, assuring that the security measures are in place at all parks of the city.

According to the FIR, the victim was with a boy at Fatima Jinnah Park (F-9 Park) when they were approached by a man claiming to be from CDA. The man, along with his accomplices, harassed them and blackmailed them. They were told that they would be taken to the police station where their parents would be called. The girl had told the officials that that had done nothing wrong and asked him to call the police if he wanted to do so. The boy thought that they were doing this for money and gave them Rs2,000 after which he was asked to leave the park. The boy had been told that they would escort the girl from a different gate.

Later, the girl was taken to a secluded area where one of the men raped her while the other two watched. The official who had raped her dropped her off to a nearby metro station and was threatened the victim into silence.


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