Is it a case of rape, assault and murder? It could be as the circumstantial evidence suggests so!‘
-‘The post mortem report of Afsana suggests that she had been manually strangulated and then hung with her own piece of cloth (usually called as Dupatta by the girls/women). Obviously the circumstances are suspicious but from the initial look at the crime scene it seems to be a murder all the way and that is what her mother is saying along with the brother. The father is Saudi Arabia. In other words a family has been ruined by a few devilish minds but who exactly is up to the Gursai Police to find out’!
-‘The information so far available is that a 15-year-old girl was found dead under suspicious circumstances at her home in Bhatadhurian Mendhar in Poonch district. The name of the kid was Afsana Kousar, Daughter of Mohammed Sadeeq, resident of Bhatadhurian. The Police got into the action and immediately got the post mortem conducted. All this happened in the early hours of the morning when she was found hanging from the ceiling and that too in the verandah of her house’! Yet another cold blooded murder in Mendhar, the third in a month’!
-‘The family alleges that is a murder. The post mortem report suggests that manual strangulation was the cause of death but the BMO Pervez Khan also said that the girl was sexually assaulted and she was a minor? The parents allege that it was a murder and the police is investigating all possible angles as to who could do this gruesome act but one thing is certain that Afsana was killed by the rogue whom she knew and could possible her mother and brother too knew him. Another thing, she was killed in her own house and the body found hanging early in the house verandah. That means that whosoever killed her knew the house very nicely and also Afsana and was in the house at night’!
-‘If the body was found early in the morning then it indicates that she was killed in the night or in the morning hours of darkness! Who else was there in the house and who spotted the body first? It’s confusing as she had been manually strangulated first and then hung. Obviously she would have struggled, she would have made the sounds of resistance and fury? It is rather unbelievable that the murderer came in from nowhere and killed the girl in one clean strike without anyone knowing it from the household! Not possible though it has happened’!
-‘With murder, the victim is gone, and not forced to deal with what happened to her. The family must deal with it, but not the victim. But such a killing is much worse. The victim leaves others trying to understand, of asking questions, and the worst part, of knowing that the murderer is still alive and thinks that he/she may someday escape or be released. Every hour of every day, the killer thinks of the murder and asks himself/herself a thousand questions. He/she relives it, step by step, minute by minute, and it hurts just as bad because the victim was known to everyone but the killers can be or two or could be more’! By the way, they are not from far. The mystery is hidden within the house. It should not be difficult for the Police to crack this case’!
-‘It’s a strange case, someone took the law into his own hands, and murdered Afsana. Planned it all, very carefully. Now, the case is right in front of everyone’s eyes, and if it is cracked, justice will prevail. But if it is not, justice will still prevail. Kind of a strange case, I guess. The motive is clear and it has to be concerning Afsana. She was liked to be disliked by someone and he cannot be a stranger but someone who did not want her to live and the reasons are many and so are the motives’!
-‘Afsana perhaps never knew that she was going to die like this but at that moment when she was being strangulated she for sure would have come to know as to why she was being killed. All her feelings to her at the moment would have been dead except for the desire to live. But her killers were in no mood to spare her. Hatred for Afsana was the first motive and we will tell you why’? But why the hatred for a minor?’
‘Afsana was found hanging by her family this morning. Police was called in, following which a team of police men took the girl to a nearby health facility for post-mortem on demand of the family, which has alleged murder of their beloved’!’
Though it is not clear as to why she was killed but a couple of things can be speculated because the BMO while speaking did mention that she had been assaulted in other words could be a rape and murder template but early in the morning sounds a bit baffling. Perhaps the most horrible crime of all is the violent rape of a child. A woman who is raped has a pretty good idea why it happened. Some animal was filled with hatred, anger and violence. But a child? A fifteen-year-old child? Suppose you’re a parent. Imagine yourself trying to explain to your other children as o why she was raped. Imagine yourself trying to explain why she was killed! It’s very difficult and this Afsana’s mother definitely would be feeling as if she loved her daughter. But whosoever did it knew the family and perhaps Afsana a bit too closely!
BMO Mendhar Dr P A Khan while talking to me had apprehensions that the girl seems to have been manually strangulated but declined to make any further comments till the investigations are being made. But subsequently did reveal a few things that I have mentioned above.
If a man punches you in the eye, you are not expected to have pleaded with him not to for the crime to be accepted as assault. If you are sitting at your cash register and someone demands the cash in it, you will not be accused of consent if you simply hand it over. Only in the investigations of rape is evidence of resistance an issue. But herew it should not be as the girl has been murdered!
The flip side of the story also suggests that she was killed with extreme hatred in mind. Manually strangulating a child means that the killer simply hated the child though Afsana never looked like a child who could be hated. The picture depicts that? What could be the cause?. This only her mother or the brother can tell because they were the closest to her. It’s a murder and thereafter a weak attempt has been to depict it as a suicide. The person who did it has to be a person with criminal intent and was definitely present that day in the house because a ghost could not have snuffed out Afsana!
Hatred is a definite motive but for what? Could be the little child was free, frank or a Tomboy sort of a kid who loved to talk and talk a lot with her friends and may be someone never liked it. That someone too has to be her friend or perhaps known to her very closely and not so closely also. But someone coming to the house early in the morning to kill the girl is a bit of an indigestible sequence. Someone within the house definitely knows everything because it happened in the house. Has to be someone who came to the house or perhaps was in the house because everything happened in the house after which the hell broke loose!
So it all started with lines such as, teenage girl’s body found under suspicious circumstances and family alleges murder, police says corroborating evidence! SHO Gursai Niaz Ahmad has said that they are corroborating evidence as to see the cause of death of the teenage girl. ‘A Case under section 174 CRPC has been taken up for due investigations’. Obviously it has to be that way!|
So finally it comes down to an ember of ashes, beauty’s a curse when one lives among men. Afsana probably was one more victim of extreme hatred. How could she verbalize consent as a minor if she was never taught to as a child? Now Mendhar Police have another task up their sleeve, there is no question about it: They have to find a single wolf to keep away the pack. But the little girl in the grave must be thinking, I was a sister, and a child of my parents. But it wouldn’t matter to him (the person/persons who killed her). To him/them, I was not someone’s family member. I was just a thing to be subdued, used, and discarded and I was! Sounds horrible but it is true