Saira Afzal aged 13, victim of rape

On January 18, 2018 Katherine Sapna Karamat Director CTS and Mr Khalid Gill MITP visited Saira Masih d/o Afzal Masih aged 13 year old at her home village Kot Waris, Gujranwala to show solidarity with the minor and her family after she was sexually assaulted by a Muslim man of 35 years named Amir Zaman s/o of Sher Zaman on January 14, 2018.

Saira and her younger sister Komal aged 10 years went to their routine work at the farm house of Chaudhry Ishtiaq s/o Riasat Ali at about 8:00 a.m. Where Amir Zaman showed his frustration and raped Saira in the fields. He beat Saira and her sister when they cried for help and tied Komal in the room with a pillar as she  wanted to help and save her sister from this bad man. Saira’s father has lodged in the local Police Station Wazirabad Saddar FIR no. 12/18 offence under section 376 PPC on the same day 14-1-2018. The accused was arrested by the police on the same day and he has admitted crime in his statement to the police. The other side medico legal report has also confirmed rape of innocent Saira.

Shamim Bibi and Afzal Masih (parents of the victim) informed that Amir Zaman work at the same farm house where the young daughters go to work every day. Amir Zaman is resident of Dhook Jalal Din police station Jatali Tehsil Gujar Khan Rawalpindi. Chaudhy Ishtiaq s/o Riasat Ali brings this unknown man from Data Sab Shrine Lahore about a week ago the incident of rape and made him for work on very low wages or nothing to pay. Amir Zaman lived at the farm house and worked for day and night.

Saira said with the tearful eyes, “I cried and cried for help but no one came to help me, bad man beat me in the head and forced me to go with him to the fields of sugarcane. He dragged and pulled me in the middle of the fields where no one could hear my cry and see what happening to me. It was too much painful for me and I was afraid of killing by him too”.

CTS extended solidarity to the grieved family of this innocent girl who feeling safe herself as she was not killed, and assured the parents for any kind of assistance through legal as well as financial support. The team said prayer for the peace of this family especially for Saira for her medical conditions after this brutal rape.

Katherine Sapna and Mr. Khalid Gill along with  Mr.  Naeem  Bhatti  and  other  local social workers approached Police Station Saddar Wazirabad, to collect info regarding police investigation and very much concerned about the further legal proceedings. They ask Mohammad Adnan Investigation Officer of this rape case and also saw accused Amir Zaman s/o Sher Zaman in the police station where he repeatedly admitted and confessed for his crime even at the front of CTS team.