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Karachi: Two cops arrested for allegedly raping woman

KARACHI: A woman was allegedly raped by two policemen on late Thursday night near DHA Bypass. The ‘guilty’ cops have been arrested following the incident ARY News reported.

According to details, a woman was going to her sister’s place in a rickshaw near DHA Bypass when two policemen stationed at the spot forced her out of  three-wheeler on gun-point and allegedly subjected her to sexual assault.

The cops fled after the crime.

Later, the victim reported the assault to Korangi Industrial Area Police Station with her brother and the police team galvanized into action, arresting the two cops following leads provided by the woman.

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The guilty cops were identified as Yaseen and Ramzan, and were deployed at Qayumabad Police Station.

First Information Report has also been registered against the two policemen, while the victim woman was sent for medical examination.

At least 421 incidents of violence against women and girls were reported in 2014 and 72 of them were recorded in Khairpur alone, according to the report “Situation of Violence Against Women in Sindh.

The nature of crimes in the violence against women included murder (76 women), hunour killing (57), suicide (49), jirga (41), abducted and kidnapped (41), injury (39), rape / gang rape (21/5), sexual assault (17), torture (17) and attempted suicide (19).

The report, released by the Aurat Foundation, stated that gender-sensitive training for judicial and law-enforcement officers and other public officials was essential for the effective implementation of the laws and international conventions signed by the country, as inadequate policing and judicial practices denied proper protection and justice to female victims.

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