Facing Harassment and life threats

A poor family has reported a case of abduction and rape of their daughter. FIR registered. The accused is free on pre-arrest bail.

Dated: May 29, 2019

Christians’ True Spirit- CTS has taken up the case of Sara Aslam to provide Free Legal Assistance and protection to the victim and her family. Sara Aslam aged 17, was kidnapped on gun point and raped on May 15, 2019. When the family pursues, the very next day Sara took a stand and urged police to arrest ALI Raza and file a case of abduction and rape against him. After the case FIR no 225/19 offence  under  section  376PPC  was registered against ALI RAZA SHAH (a local Muslim) he took the plea of pre – arrest bail and being not arrested he began threatening and pressurizing the family to withdraw the case. The accused openly threatened the family for life to force them for reconciliation. The case was also reported in Duniya News Paper dated 29 – 05 – 2019.

Katherine Sapna director CTS along with a fact finding team visited the family at their home village Ajniawala district Sheikhupura May 29, 2019 and ensured the family for every kind of support including Free Legal Assistance and protection to the victim and her family at CTS Shelter. The team visited police station City Farooq Abad District Sheikhupura along  with  the  complainant  Naeem Masih s/o Aslam Masih and with a written application to the SHO Mr. Mohammad Anwar Syaal against ALI Raza Shah (the culprit) for pressurizing the family for compromise and continue life threats. CTS urged the police to take an immediate serious notice of the application and to provide security and protection to the victim and her family.

The same day SHO asked the concerned Investigation Officer to take action on the given application. Another case FIR no.246 /19 against the accused ALI Raza has been registered for harassing and threatening the victim family. So far Ali Raz has  been arrested by the local Police.

We are happy that justice is done but this is not the end of the case. We need moral support and prayers to cope with further things in this specific case.