Christian father sees no hope of justice for his daughter
Nasar Masih, the father of a 16-year-old Christian girl who sexually assaulted by Muslim men, says he is very disappointed as there is no hope for justice as because he is Christian and poor, the authorities are not listening him.
He says unfortunately criminals have the backing of local political leadership, and therefore the police will not implicate them. He claims the police will eventually show impartiality in this case and side with the perpetrators instead of doing their duty.
Sonia Nasar, 16, was sexually assaulted by Muhammad Iqrar, 23 and accomplices on July 7. Nasar recalls that he heard his daughter’s cries and broke into Iqrar’s house and found Sonia in a critical condition while the rapist fled upon seeing the Christian family.
He said: “I was home when the incident took place. Sonia tried to escape and shouted for help but we failed to hear her as the doors were closed.
“However, as we eventually heard her cries we rushed and stormed into Iqrar’s house. Seeing us, Iqrar fled from the scene leaving Sonia in a critical situation.”
The incident was followed by outcry from Pakistani Christians who demanded justice for the victim.
Nonetheless, disconsolate Nasar says that even though there is substantial evidence against the rapist, he is not convinced that Iqrar will be punished for his crime.
“Even forensic reports can be interfered with, and if Iqrar isn’t jailed he will be free to harass us as their house is so near to ours.”
Nasar claims the police are trying to engineer another version of the story in order to free Iqrar from the rape charges.
He explained: “Efforts are underway to portray Sonia and Iqrar as being in a relationship.
In a statement Iqrar said that he and Sonia were in a relationship and talked on the phone. While denying this allegation.
But her father continued: “She has no cell phone and this is just another effort to mislead people and influence the police investigation.”