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Friday, September 16, 2011
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Karachi

 

A group of men attacked the family members of alleged gang rape victim Kainat Soomro, injuring her brother and father, on Thursday.

 

Talking to The News, Soomro said that the attackers belonged to the four accused in her case. “My appeal is in the high court, but the rapists want me to take the case back, and that’s why they attacked my family.”

 

According to Soomro, the attackers first broke the windowpanes of her car and damaged it at her apartment in Bhelpura locality.

 

“Then they started beating my father and brother with iron rods, and severely injured them. While they were attacking my family, I ran off to the nearby police station to lodge an FIR.”

 

Soomro said that the attackers threatened to kill her but she would not withdraw her appeal. “Where is the security which was promised? I request the authorities to provide us security as my life is in danger.” Later, Soomro and her family staged a protest at the Karachi Press Club.