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Pindi police ‘give clean chit’ to boys accused of raping 8-year-old

RAWALPINDI: The mother of an eight-year-old Pakistani-American girl expressed shock after she learnt that the Westridge police had given a clean chit to a boy who attempted to rape her daughter and the school principal who took no administrative action against the male student on her complaint.

RA*, the mother of eight-year-old D*, told The Express Tribune that it was shocking for her to learn that the police had exonerated A*– the 12-year-old accused – and F*, the principal of the private school.

She said that on Monday, an additional district and sessions judge rejected the pre-arrest pleas of both A* and F*. She said that the police arrested them both after their bail pleas were rejected.

RA* said that she would take legal action against the police for giving a clean chit to the accused.

When contacted, Westridge SHO Malik Asif said the investigators had found no evidence against either of the accused persons and had submitted their report in the court of the area magistrate. He said that the police had discharged the accused from the case after their bail pleas were rejected on May 16.

RA* further said that she had already filed a complaint with Education Executive District Officer Qazi Zahoorul Haq to take action against the school for not protecting her daughter.

The complainant said that the EDO office had told her that the school was not registered with the education department. She said that the unregistered school had been operating in Westridge for the past seven years.

According to the contents of the FIR, on April 29, D* told her mother that three students – A*, H*, and T* – took her to a room in the school and misbehaved with her. When the mother saw her daughter, she found bruises and bite marks around the child’s private parts. She then took D* to a doctor for a medical examination and later approached the police to register a criminal case against the suspects, who are aged between 10 and 12.

RA* had further told the police that she first complained to the school owner to take action against the boys for what the allegedly did to her daughter, but the school administration did nothing.

*Names withheld to protect identities

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