‘Pak Christian blasphemy girl did not leave her home on day of incident’

Last Updated: Saturday, September 8, 2012 - 15:57

Islamabad: Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said Rimsha Masih, the minor Christian girl accused of blasphemy, had not left her home on the day of the incident.

While presenting the progress report in the Masih case to the Senate, Malik also said that the district magistrate, Islamabad, is carrying out the inquiry into the case.

He further said the Ulema of Islamabad Council are also a part of the inquiry as observers, the Daily Times reports.

Malik verified the arrest of local cleric Khalid Jadoon on charges of tampering with the evidence to make the case “stronger” against Rimsha.

He also said that as per the medical board, ‘Rimsha’s age is 14 years, but her mental age is around seven to eight years’.

“The police had taken Rimsha into protective custody and had transferred her to a safer place after she was accused on August 16,” Malik added.


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First Published: Saturday, September 8, 2012 - 15:57

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