Razia Kubra / Quaid-e-Azam Mazar Rape Case
Rape Case – Cr.Aq.Ap No. 135 of 2013 [Razia Kubra V/s. State& Others]
Razia Kubra a survivor of gang rape along with her family members was visiting the shrine of Shahbaz Lal Qalandar in Sehwan Sharif. On their way to Punjab the family along with the victim visited the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam in Karachi. During her visit at the mausoleum one of the accused put a handkerchief across her face whereas another put a gun against her head and forced her into a room adjacent to the mausoleum. An FIR under the offence of kidnapping and rape was registered against the five accused persons. However, the accused were acquitted by the District and Sessions Judge, Karachi (East), through judgment dated 06.04.2013, who based his decision on the presumption that the offence of zina and the offence of gang rape are not distinct but same offences. Therefore, the standard and nature of proof for the two offences is same.
Aggrieved and dissatisfied by the aforementioned Judgment,Razia Kubra filed a Criminal Acquittal Appeal before the Honourable High Court of Sindh.
The Appeal is pending adjudication.
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