A teenage boy was allegedly sodomised by an untrained Afghan paramedic in Shamdhara village on Saturday. Ali* told the Oghi police that he went to Bismilla Medical Store to buy medicine for the high fever and body aches he was experiencing.
The store’s paramedic, Bismillah Khan, took him to a room where he administered him a sedative injection, and sexually assaulted him after he fell unconscious.
Once Ali regained consciousness, Khan threatened him of dire consequences if he were to speak of the incident to anyone.
Ali initially remained silent but later told his family about the incident. His father lodged a case against Khan, who was arrested by the Oghi police under section 377 and 511 of the Pakistan Penal Code.
A police official said that medical exam of the boy has confirmed that he was sexually assaulted.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 6th, 2012.