Victim family of child abuse demands JIT; rejects Ulema committee


The victim family of a child who was allegedly abused by a teacher Tuesday urged Chief Justice of Pakistan to take Suo Moto notice into the case and order shifting of the case from Mansehra to any other place.
Addressing a press conference here Muhammad Iqbal the uncle of sexually abused child Yahoos and other family members also urged the chief justice to constitute a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) for transparent probe into the incident.
He rejected a committee of Ulema into the incident and said it was formed to weaken the case and protect the accused teacher who tortured and molested Yahoos.
The relatives of victim child replying said the Ulama are trying to spoil the case adding that certain Ulemas were continuously blaming them for taking directions from NGOs against Madaris.
The uncle of the victim child said that on one side a child of Kolai Palis has been sexually assaulted and on the other, another juvenile from the same area was being blamed for committing the crime.
He said it was a highly sensitive matter as the people of the area can sacrifice their life for honour and the situation could get worse.
Human Right Activist and Advocate High Court Shabnam Nawaz while addressing on the occasion said the victim child is unable to eat, speak and walk despite passage of 10-day of the incident.
He said the child was brutally tortured and sexually abused and the same was confirmed by doctors in the medical reports.
She further said Madaris are playing an important role in dissemination of Islamic education but unfortunately some people were diverting the attention from the case by giving an impression that Madaris are being defamed in the name of such cases.
Shabnam Nawaz questioned that why the DNA test of the both the victim and accused are not being tested to ascertain the truth.
She disclosed that a team of lawyers from Manshera Bar Club would provide free legal assistance to the victim child Yahoos and no lawyer from the bar would plead the case of the offender.