Rawalpindi: Bail granted to alleged rapist after he marries the victim IN COURT
The couple was married in the court during bail hearing of the suspect.
A Rawalpindi District and Session Court has granted bail to a suspect named Tariq Niazi after he married a woman he had impregnated after sexually assaulting her. He was also charged with dumping the body of a deceased infant girl born out of the wedlock.
During the hearing on Wednesday, Niazi was presented before the District and Session Judge, Jahangir Gondal, after completing his judicial remand. The suspect’s lawyer notified the court that the victim, Mehwish, had forgiven Tariq, and they had agreed to get married. She wanted to withdraw the case.
The judge asked the woman to state without any fear that she wanted to marry Tariq, to which she said yes.
Following this, A Nikkah registrar, Muhammad Ali, solemnized the marriage between the two. The suspect signed the wedding papers, having an alimony worth PKR 50,000. Tariq’s brother, who is a police officer, was also present in the court.
The court ordered to present bail bonds worth PKR 0.1 million, which the suspect’s brother submitted. The court then obtained Mehwish’s signatures on an affidavit. The newlywed couple swore before the court that they would live together as a family, after which Tariq’s release orders were issued.
Earlier, Saddar Police had arrested Tariq after finding an infant’s body in the shrubs. During interrogation, the suspect admitted that he had been assaulting Mehwish for a long time, and the girl was born out of wedlock.
The police also revealed that the infant girl fell seriously ill after birth, and she was admitted to the Benazir Bhutto Hospital for treatment. However, she could not recover and died.
The suspect received the body from the hospital with Mehwish, but instead of burying the deceased, he dumped the body.
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