Kashmore policeman, family awarded for arresting rape suspect

KARACHI: Sindh Police paid tribute to Kashmore Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Mohammad Bux Buriro and his family for the “exemplary initiative” to recover a child who had been sexually assaulted and apprehend the main suspect.

In this regard, a ceremony was held at the Central Police Office in Karachi where Sindh Inspector General Police Mushtaq Mahar announced a cash reward of Rs2 million for the ASI and his family.

Last week, police had nabbed a man suspected of raping a woman and her minor daughter for two days in Kashmore district of Sindh. The victim had told police that the suspect had raped her after she reached his residence and then handed her over to another man who also sexually assaulted her.

According to Kashmore Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Amjad Ali Shaikh, the women said that the suspect held her four-year-old daughter hostage and would release her when she brought him another woman from Karachi.

Burriro persuaded his wife to talk to the man over the phone and his daughter waited in a park where the suspect was scheduled to meet them. The suspect was apprehended by the police as soon as he arrived and led police to the location where he had kept the young girl.

ASI Burriro was overcome with emotion as he narrated the incident at the ceremony. Sindh IGP lauded the official and said that many police officials had sacrificed their lives in the line of service but Burriro’s case was unique as he risked his daughter’s safety in order to save the minor victim.

IGP Mahar said that he would recommend the government to award the ASI with the Tamgha-i-Shujaat, while his daughter, who had helped the police lay out a trap for the suspect, to be awarded the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz.

Sindh government spokesperson Murtaza Wahab also attended the ceremony on behalf of Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah who is currently suffering from the coronavirus.

Speaking on the occasion, Wahab commended ASI Burriro and his family and said that society should emulate the same values shown by the policeman. He also urged IGP to set up a team to deal with cases of gender-based violence.

A police band presented a salute when the ASI and his family arrived at the venue.  The police officers who also took part in recovery of the minor girl and arrest of the suspects were also present.

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