Punjab CM Naqvi vows swift justice in Chakwal sexual abuse case – Pakistan


CHAKWAL: Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi has pledged his authorities would go away no stone unturned in offering immediate justice to the victims of sexual abuse unearthed in a seminary on Friday, the place as many as fifteen college students had been allegedly assaulted by two lecturers.

CM Naqvi, who visited one of many victims’ household on Sunday, mentioned the suspects would face the utmost punishment for the heinous crime.

IGP Dr Usman Anwar, Rawalpindi Regional Police Officer Syed Khurram Ali, Commissioner Rawalpindi Division Liaquat Ali Chatha, DC Quratul Ain Malik and DPO retired captain Wahid Mehmood accompanied the CM.

“The dad and mom and youngsters are in trauma. I’ve directed the commissioner to deal with the schooling of the victims,” the CM mentioned whereas speaking to journalists.

He mentioned job has been given to the IGP and the prosecution secretary to make sure that perpetrators of the horrific crime had been punished as quickly as potential.

“We are ashamed over this incident, however on the identical time, it will be unfair accountable all seminaries. Reforms must be made to handle this difficulty,” he mentioned and maintained that his authorities would do what it might in this regard.

The district administration sealed the seminary on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Chakwal Police obtained 4 days’ bodily remand of two lecturers. DPO Mehmood has constituted a staff to analyze the incident.

On Friday, a person alongside along with his ten-yr-outdated son visited the DPO and knowledgeable him that his son and another college students had been being subjected to sexual assault on the seminary by two lecturers. The DPO, together with a police staff, rushed to the scene. Fifteen college students complained they had been assaulted.

“Fifteen college students had been dropped at the hospital for medical examination. All of them carried knife and chunk marks on their our bodies,” Dr Mohammad Haleem, the media coordinator of District Headquarters Hospital, instructed Dawn.

He mentioned dad and mom of 9 victims had refused to proceed with the medical examination although their youngsters had complained of assault and knife and chunk marks had been additionally discovered on their our bodies.

DPO Mehmood instructed Dawn {that a} staff of Punjab Forensic Science Agency visited the crime scene and picked up DNA samples.

“We have additionally recovered a knife that suspects used to inflict minimize marks on the our bodies of scholars.” According to the FIR, the suspects wrote ‘Z’ on the victims’ our bodies.

The DPO mentioned that the administration of the seminary was knowledgeable a month in the past concerning the abuse.

“Instead of reporting the matter to police, the administration settled it by itself by expelling the 2 suspects on November 11,” he mentioned, including that strict motion could be taken towards all these discovered concerned in the offence.

When requested concerning the dad and mom who had refused to pursue the case, the DPO mentioned all of the victims could be made a part of the investigation.

“I’ve arrange an investigating staff headed by DSP Sajid Gondal, whereas I and SP operations are supervising the staff,” he added.

Talking to Dawn, the daddy of a sufferer mentioned he had bought admitted his son to the seminary as a result of the boy aspired to turn out to be a well-known Naat Khawan.

“I went to go to my ten-yr-outdated son on the seminary after two weeks on Friday, carrying fruits for him. As I attempted handy over the fruits, he clung to me and began crying,” the heartbroken man instructed Dawn.

“When I inquired, my son revealed he was being sexually assaulted by two lecturers. More college students gathered and so they additionally made the same criticism,” he added.

He knowledgeable his elder brother, and so they went to the DPO and instructed him concerning the matter.

According to the FIR, each the suspects had threatened the victims of dire penalties in the event that they dared to reveal the problem.

“Had my son not instructed me, this heinous crime would by no means have come to the sunshine,” the daddy mentioned.

The administration of the seminary, whereas speaking to the media on Saturday, mentioned it will cooperate with the police.

“We are standing with the youngsters and their dad and mom,” the supervisor of the seminary mentioned.

Published in Dawn, November twentieth, 2023

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