Sehwan rape case: civil judge accused of undergoing medical tests
SEHWAN: A letter has been written to a judicial magistrate, accused of raping a woman in her cameras, stating that she was required to undergo a medical examination as part of the investigation, Jamshoro police said on Friday.
Police officers said the civil judge charged in case no. 9/2020 had to present for a medical examination, which would be carried out under the supervision of the research officer. The test results would later be combined with samples of the woman who had accused him of sexual assault.
The Sindh High Court (SHC) in Karachi had previously given the green signal for an investigation into the accused. The civil judge is currently on a provisional bond 10 days before the arrest.
Two days ago, a first information report (FIR) was registered at the Sehwan police station.
Prior to that, the President of the Supreme Court of SHC, Ahmed Ali M. Shaikh, had realized the incident and suspended the civil judge accused of fulfilling his duties for “misconduct”; however, he would continue to take his salary during the period of suspension.
Couple escaped by family resistance
Last week, the survivor appeared in court after, according to local sources, she and her husband were arrested by Sehwan police at a local guesthouse on January 13. His relatives arrived at the guest house, but the police, however, took the couple into custody.
The couple had wished to marry by choice and had run away after facing resistance from their family. In her initial complaint, the woman said that the judicial magistrate had told her staff and police officers to leave the office before calling her to her rooms where she allegedly raped her.
In a video statement, the survivor confirmed that she had gone to court with her husband and her lawyer and said that her alleged abuser told her that rape was the only way to return with her husband.
“The judge said he wanted to meet with me alone,” he said.
A medical report issued by the Syed Abdullah Shah Institute of Medical Sciences (SASIMS) confirmed that it was violated.