ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Monday constituted a three-member committee to probe the case of a rape victim, who died after committing self-immolation the other day. The will be headed by a deputy inspector general (DIG) police.
Chief Justice Tasaduq Hussain Jillani, presiding over a three-member bench, issued the orders in a suo motu case regarding a rape victim Amna, who set her ablaze in Muzaffargarh after the accused were freed on bail.
The Chief Justice remarked that the rape victim was not satisfied with the investigation and attitude of the local police, whose negligence was clearly evident.  The court also directed the Inspector General Police, Punjab, to submit a report in ten days.
During the hearing, the Chief Justice stated that investigation and attitude of the police was not upto the mark.  The IG Punjab, while confirming a assault on the girl, told the court that the negligent station house officer (SHO) had already been arrested.
Justice Khilji Arif Hasan asked why the girl was compelled to have self-immolation in the presence of police. The Chief Justice observed that the girl could have been saved had timely measures taken by the authorities. Fve men had kidnapped the 17-year-old Aamna, a college student, at gunpoint and assaulted her. She died on last Friday after setting herself on fire soon after the accused were released by the police.