On Friday, Sindh government spokesman Murtaza Wahab said the provincial government would write to the Centre to award assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Mohammad Bux Buriro the highest police award for the role he played in arresting a man accused in Kashmore of raping a woman and her minor daughter.
“It would not have been possible to apprehend this animal without the strength and courage of the ASI,” Wahab said while addressing a press conference in Sindh Karachi.
“That is why the Sindh government would send a letter to the Centre requesting that the highest police decoration, the Quaid-i-Azam Police Medal, be issued to Buriro,” he added, adding that the provincial government will also award the police officer a gallantry award.
The remarks of the spokesperson come a day after a man was arrested for allegedly subjecting a woman and her minor daughter to rape in the Kashmore district of northern Sindh for two days after duping the former with a work bid.
By using a decoy, the daughter of ASI, who was assigned to the same police station, the Kashmore police set up a trap.
Along with the ASI daughter, the survivor called the key perpetrator over the phone and welcomed him to a hotel where he was detained by police. On the details given by the suspect, they rescued the younger child of the woman from a private premises.
Wahab also remembered the bravery and courage of ASI’s daughter at today’s press conference. The Sindh government will talk to the Centre in appreciation of her courage about awarding her the highest civil honour.
In addition, if she wants to pursue higher education, the costs of her studies will be borne by the government of Sindh,” he added, adding that a cash reward of Rs1 million will also be granted to her.”
Wahab said that the perpetrator had admitted to the crime and that his confession had been registered in front of a judge, reflecting on the facts of the event. “DNA samples were gathered and sent to the laboratory. Over the next 24 to 48 hours, we will obtain the results.”
He maintained that under the instructions provided by PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, the minor victim and her mother were transferred to the Civil Hospital, Larkana, for medical care.
The Sindh government will have her transferred to a hospital in Karachi if the minor survivor is in need of further care.
“The Sindh government will cover all the costs for their care and recovery,” Wahab said, adding that the provincial government will also provide for the schooling of the child for as long as she needs to learn.
Outrage over incident
According to the police, on November 10, a woman filed a complaint against the perpetrator and his friends at the Kashmore Police Station, alleging that they had attacked her. She said she had been made to come from Karachi to Kashmore after being offered a job.
According to the mother, along with her four/five-year-old daughter, she arrived in the city on October 25 and met the key perpetrator, who took her to his village where his friend and an unknown person were already present. She alleged that over the next two days, the perpetrators exposed her to rape.
They kept my daughter in their care later on and asked me to return to Karachi and bring another woman with them. They gave me some money for travel costs, and they said they were only going to return my daughter to me when I was going to do as instructed,’ she said.