PM Imran lauds ASI, daughter for arrest of Kashmore rapist


Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday lauded the police official and his daughter for the role they played in arresting the suspect in the Kashmore rape case. 

ASI Mohammad Bux Buriro of Kashmore and his daughter were instrumental in the arrest of the suspect, Rafiq Malak. Buriro’s daughter had assisted in luring Malak into a trap by acting as bait. The suspect had earlier released the rape survivor, telling her he would only let her daughter go if she brought him another woman.

The premier said he spoke to the police officer and lauded “exemplary initiative and courage” he had shown along with his daughter. “The nation is proud of them and he [ASI Buriro] has given positive uplift to the image of police,”

Imran also said the government will next week bring a “stringent, holistic” anti-rape ordinance which will close “all loopholes”.

Kashmore police on Thursday arrested the suspect accused of kidnapping and gang-raping a woman and her five-year-old daughter, amid growing outrage.the

A case was registered against Malak at the Kashmore police station under Sections 376, 344, 420 and 34 of the Pakistan Penal Code, pertaining to rape, unlawful confinement, cheating and dishonesty and common intention. Later, on the directives of Kashmore SSP Amjad Ali Shaikh, Section 365 of PPC, pertaining to kidnapping, and Section 6/7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act were inserted in the FIR.

T*, a resident of Karachi, told the Kashmore police that approximately two weeks ago, she and her daughter were kidnapped and sold to a man by Malak. According to her, Malak lured her to Kashmore under the pretence of offering her a job for Rs30,000 per month.

When she reached Kashmore, she said, she and her daughter were both sold and raped. “The culprits let me go but kept my daughter in their captivity,” she narrated.

The FIR stated that the survivor was offered a job on October 25 and later travelled to Kashmore, where Malak and two of his accomplices detained her and her daughter, subjecting them to gang-rape at Malak’s residence.

Malak later released the survivor, telling her he would only let her daughter go if she brought him another woman from Karachi.

The suspect, however, was shot dead in a police raid in Kashmore-Kandhkot on Friday evening, while in police custody on Friday. 

The police said they raided a place near RD-109 area to arrest another suspect, Bugti, but he opened indiscriminate fire on the police. The law enforcers, who claimed that they took Malak with them to identify Bugti, arrested the latter and seized the weapon with which he shot Malak.