Islamabad cops ask parkgoers to avoid dark parts of F-9 park following rape case

admin 7 February, 2023
Updated 2023/02/07 at 6:19 AM
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Activists photographed during a rally to mark International Women's Day Islamabad on March 8, 2020.
Activists photographed during a rally to mark International Women's Day Islamabad on March 8, 2020.

Capital police investigating incident on “scientific basis”

The Islamabad police stated Monday that at the same time as the “branch is running with the nearby administrations to enhance protection arrangements” in region F-nine’s park — following a harrowing incident of sexual attack inside the leisure location — civilians are suggested to live in lit-up areas of the park after sunset to make sure safety.

Two armed men had allegedly raped a girl — who turned into at the F-9 park together with her male colleague on Thursday night, consistent with a first statistics document (FIR).

Taking to Twitter, the spokesperson of the Islamabad police wrote: “The Islamabad Capital Police are investigating the incident on a scientific basis. The police, together with the district management, are improving the security arrangements of the park. Visitors to the park for the duration of nighttime hours are asked to restriction themselves to regions with mild.”

The police claimed to be probing the incident on a “scientific basis”, making use of forensic reports and DNA tests during the investigation.

In the statement, the spokesman also said that people coming to the park in the evening were advised to “limit themselves to places with light” and call 15 in case of an emergency.

The gun-toting aggressors had taken the two to a nearby thicket at gunpoint and separated them, according to the FIR. The attackers also demanded to know what the victim was doing at the park in the evening. As they left, they reiterated that she should not come to the park after dark.

Reacting to the incident, the Islamabad police had said its Gender Protection Unit was probing the harassment under CPO Operations Sohail Zafar Chattha.

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