‘Blasphemy girl being favoured by doctors, officials`

Last Updated: Saturday, September 1, 2012 - 00:17

Islamabad: The lawyer of the person who accused a minor Christian girl of committing blasphemy, has claimed that doctors and officials are "favouring" the girl.

Rao Abdur Raheem, the lawyer representing Rimsha Masih`s accuser, rejected the doctors` assessment.

"The victim has admitted that she burned a chapter of the Holy Quran. The doctors are favouring the victim and the state is also supporting her," the Daily Times quoted Raheem, as saying.

Raheem objected to the medical examination because it was carried out a day before the court formally requested it.

Rimsha, believed to be around 14 years of age and reportedly suffering from some mental disability, was allegedly seen burning pages inscribed with Quranic verses. The news of the desecration spread like wild fire, following which furious locals bashed up Rimsha and her mother. The police later arrested Rimsha on the demand of the locals.

Rimsha has been in judicial custody since August 16, and the hearing of her case has been adjourned for another two weeks.


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First Published: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 19:19

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