CDA sacks guards accused of raping woman in F-9 park

ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has allegedly dismissed two of its officials allegedly involved in raping a woman in the Fatima Jinnah Park last week.

The Islamabad police had arrested four men suspected to have been involved in raping a woman in the park, two of whom were CDA/ Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) guards and the other two were guards of a private security company.

“We will not compromise on principles and there is no room for such people in the department,” MCI Chief Metropolitan Officer Syed Najaf Iqbal said.

He said MCI will also write to the private security company for taking action against their guards.

The two CDA/MCI officials were working on daily wages and on a temporary basis.

According to the police, one of the gardeners of the civic agency had raped the woman while the three others had facilitated him.

After they recorded confessional statements, the four accused were sent to Adiala Jail where their identification parade will be held, the police said.

The victim is said to have been walking in the park with a male friend when the guards directed them to leave the park via separate gates. When her friend left, the guards directed the woman to use a second gate, where one of them raped her.