RE - Doctor Nadia Rasheed, who conducted medico legal examination of seven years old rape victim Tayyeba, on Monday stated before the court of additional district and sessions Judge Qamar Ijaz that the minor had been raped and was brought to hospital in critical condition.
Due to harsh and improper behaviour of accused counsel, president of Ferozewala Bar Association Asif Bashir Mirza, Dr Nadia Rasheed could not record her statement initially and the judge at last called her inside his chamber and recorded her statement.
She submitted that she was between six and seven years of age and had not attained puberty in any case.
On March 11, allegedly Zubair raped Tayyeba with abetment of Talha, Muzamil and Muzafar in Sidhanwali village of Ferozewala leaving her in critical condition. Former IG police Azhar Hasan Nadeem suspended DSP Khadim Hussan and SHO Sayed Riaz Shah of Narang Mandi police station for defending the main accused Zubair and not nominating him in the FIR. An FIR against the DSP and the SHO was also registered under Section 201 of the Pakistan Penal Code and Section 155 of the Police Order 2002 on March 16.
On May 27, the judge also dismissed accused bail application and now he is recording statements of witnesses in the trial of the accused.
On the last hearing, the judge had recorded statements of the victim's mother but on Monday the judge was to record the witness of the victim. Her counsels told the court that as the accused family was extending life threats to the victim's mother she could not reach the court.
On Monday victim's counsels Advocate Anis AA Saadi and Advocate Mian Bashir Saif also filed an application before the court that the accused party was also extending life threats to them for perusing the case and legal protection be given to them.
But the judge did not entertain their application and asked them to file another petition before the court of concerned jurisdiction which could order action against the accused.
However the judge adjourned the hearing till June 26 to record the statement of the minor girl.
Nadeem Anthony of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and a volunteer Muhammad Imran also attended the court proceedings.
It is pertinent to mention here that because of life threats from the accused family, Tayyeba's mother and brother had left their house and were living at some unknown place.