Published On: Wed, Jul 13th, 2016

Man raped by taxi driver in Peshawar


Man raped by taxi driver in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: A taxi driver subjected a man to sexual assault near Ring Road on Tuesday night. The suspect has been arrested, said police.

The incident occurred within the remits of Pishtakhara police station. The rape victim filed a first information report (FIR) at the police station and told cops that he had hired a taxi from Karkhano market.

The victim was a resident of Karkhano Market.

According to reports, the driver was on way with the passenger when he suddenly stopped the vehicle near a CNG station on Ring Road. The driver dragged the man out of the car and took him to an empty plot where he raped him.

The police registered the case immediately and raided the house of the suspect. He was identified as Menhaj, 40, a resident of Landi Akhun Ahmad.

Reports citing police said the accused had been caught in a raid conducted by the Pishtakhara police soon after registering the FIR. The guilty man has also reportedly confessed to the crime during initial interrogation.

The case was registered under Section 377 of the PPC while further investigation is underway.

Man linked to 23 rape cases arrested

Cape Town -A 33-year-old man linked to 23 cases of rape was arrested in the Epping Industrial area in Cape Town on Tuesday, Western Cape police said.

The suspected was identified by the SA Police Service Forensic Laboratory.

He was arrested after an extensive investigation conducted over five years. The rapes took place in theDelft and Khayelitsha areas.

“The modus operandi that the suspect would follow is to approach his victims and threaten them,” police said.

“He would then rob them of jewellery and money. The victims were between the ages of 18 and 28 years.”

Seven victims had been traced so far.

The man was expected to appear in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

Two people were previously questioned after the community alleged that they were involved but could not be linked to the rapes and were released.

“It is tragic that the community took the law in their own hands and killed them, as well as two more men who were wrongfully accused of having committed rape in the area,” police said.

“It is now proven that all four these deceased were not involved in the crimes as alleged by the community.”

The SAPS condemned the killing of innocent people at the hands of community members.

News Source ARY News & Pakistan Telegraph

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