Woman, 80, raped by 70-year-old 'hakeem' in Pak

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Islamabad, Aug 13 (ANI): An 80-year-old woman in Pakistan was allegedly raped by a 70-year-old 'hakeem' in his clinic after he intoxicated her.

The elderly woman registered an FIR against the accused Ahmed Din and Kot Lakhpat police arrested him on her complaint, charging him with rape, unnatural offence and intoxication, reports the Daily Times.

The complainant, Fateh Bibi, in her application submitted stated that she went to Ashraf Dawakhana in Awami Colony for medicine for her headache.

She said the hakeem gave her some medicine and advised her to take it right then, saying that it would relieve her of pain immediately.

Fateh alleged that after taking the medicine, she fell unconscious and the hakeem tied her up and undressed her.

She said the accused raped and sodomised her. She requested the police to take action against the accused for raping her and hurting her by giving her a poisonous substance.

Kot Lakhpat Police Station House Officer (SHO) Farooq Ahmed said the police had registered an FIR against the hakeem and arrested him. He said the medical examination of the woman had proved the allegations.

He said above all, the accused had confessed his crime. The police would produce him in the court today (Thursday) to get his physical remand. He said police were interrogating the accused, who had not confessed to any other crime yet.

He said the accused seemed to have committed such a crime for the first time.

Rana Muhammad Shabbir advocate said the offences mentioned in the FIR could amount to capital punishment.

He said if the offences were proved in the court, punishment for rape under Section 376 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) should be death or imprisonment for 25 years and should also be liable to fine.

He said punishment for committing unnatural offence under Section 377 of the PPC was life imprisonment and should be liable to fine.

Punishment for hurting someone by means of poison under Section 337-J of the PPC was imprisonment up to 10 years, he added. (ANI)

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