KARACHI: The Sindh Police on Wednesday night arrested one of the key suspects in the gang-rape and torture case of a Hindu youth in Thatta.
Arbab Ibrahim, son of a Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Rameezul Haq and general secretary of the Tehsil Mirpur Bathoro of Sujawal District, is one of the key suspects in the torture case.
The boy’s father alleged that a few days ago his son was kidnapped by PPP’s Mirpur Bathoro Taluka General Secretary Arbab Mohammad Ibrahim, Saleem Ghuggo and their two other accomplices.
The father reportedly said that the co-accused “held his son hostage, took them to their otaq (compound) in Darro town, sodomised him and video recorded the entire ordeal”.
The victim said the suspects used the video to blackmail his family and pressurised them to such an extent that they had no option but to leave their ancestral town and relocate to Hyderabad.
The father said when the family could not meet the financial demands, one of the blackmailers made the video public.
Meanwhile, Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal issued directives to SP Sujawal to register a first information report and arrange for the security of the family.
“Nobody involved in the gruesome incident, irrespective of his socio-political status, will be spared,” Siyal told media.
The father of the victim has requested the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) to take notice of the incident and provide justice.