Pakistan police drop investigation into Muslim man who abducted, raped Christian woman
Islamabad: Pakistan police have dropped an investigation against three men who are accused of kidnapping a Christian girl, 12, before abusing her and chaining her up for five months, a case indicative of the misery of minorities in the nation.
Farah Shaheen, now aged 13, was abducted from Faisalabad on June 25 and spent over five months in the yard of Muslim man Khizar Hayat, 45, who allegedly raped her, reports Daily Mail.
The girl was rescued by policemen from Faisalabad on Dec 5.
According to reports, police found cuts from the shackles on her ankles from where she had been bound and forced to work in the man's yard all day clearing animal dung.
Authorities dropped the charges against the man after the girl testified she willingly married her abductor, the newspaper reported.
The victim's family accused the police of fabricating evidence, ignoring their case, and racially abusing them during the investigation.