Karachi: 16 year old boy arrested for raping a minor girl
- The child-girls are becoming more vulnerable to sexual abuse than boys.
- A teenager has been arrested as of today for allegedly raping a seven-year-old girl within the area of Sharafi Goth police station.
- On the night of August 20, the suspect took the girl to an unknown place near Malir River and physically assaulted her.
The rise in sexual abuse of children in Pakistan can be witnessed from the ever-rising incidents of child abuse in the form of rape, sodomy, abduction, and child-marriages to name a few. The child-girls are becoming more vulnerable to sexual abuse than boys, particularly within low age brackets from 5 to 18 years.
South Asian cultural impediments further aggravate the situation forcing the girls and other victims to keep quiet on the matter and attached shame that the incident brings to the kith and kin of the victim. Thousands of child abuse cases have been reported in the recent past within the country.
In yet another incident of child abuse, a teenager has been arrested as of today for allegedly raping a seven-year-old girl within the area of Sharafi Goth police station. Police sources revealed that the incident took place on August 20 when the suspect took the child-girl to an unknown place near Malir River and physically assaulted her.
The suspect had threatened the girl that he would kill her in case she informed anyone in her family about the incident, Area SHO Fahad Hussain was quoted as saying by Dawn staffer. The victim’s family got the news from a neighbor to which she communicated after the gap of two days following the abuse adding that the suspect used to work as a vendor in the area.
The family has registered a case under Section 376 (punishment for rape) of Pakistan Penal Code against the suspect who is senior to the girl in age. The girl was also brought to Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Center for medical examination and her medical examination was conducted at around 11am on Friday.
The Police Surgeon Dr. Qarar Ahmed Abbassi said that the samples have been taken and sent for the chemical examination. SSP Malir has said that the police conducted raids and arrested the suspect who has also confessed during the initial probe to have assaulted the minor girl.
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