9-year-old in critical condition after gang-rape

Published: January 4, 2013

Police have been informed that aacused had fled to Alipur village, says SHO. PHOTO: FILE

BAHAWALPUR: 

A nine-year-old girl was taken to hospital after she was raped by three men on Wednesday. Doctors treating her said that she was in a critical condition. The medico-legal report confirmed rape.

Airport police have registered a case against seven people for kidnap and rape, five of them have been named by the child’s mother.

The girl had had gone missing from in front of her house on Wednesday morning, and was later abandoned back there in a nearly unconscious state.

Station House Officer Irshad Joyia said that a team had been constituted to arrest the suspects. He said police had been informed that they had fled to Alipur village.

Irshad Joyia

According to the FIR, the girl, a student of class two, was abducted from in front of her house in Manzoorabad in Rahim Yar Khan by three women and a man. She was taken to a dera, where she was raped by three men, one of them identified in the FIR. She was also beaten up before she was abandoned in front of her home.

Her mother told police that she had found the girl near their house. She was bleeding and close to fainting. She said when she was taking her to the police station, when one of the kidnappers stopped her and threatened to kill her if she informed the police.

She said she went back home, but later informed the police.

She said she was told to take the child to Sheikh Zayed Hospital for examination and treatment.

Doctors treating the girl said that her condition was critical due to loss of blood and internal injuries. No one has been arrested yet.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 4th, 2013. 

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Reader Comments (94)

  • Royale
    Jan 4, 2013 - 10:17AM

    Time to bring in Shariah punishment and should be given in public.

    If we are plagued with political correctness, we should deport rapists to real Talibans in Afghanistan.

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  • RizwanTKhan
    Jan 4, 2013 - 10:18AM

    Its so henious that I cant even read it. These devils tools should be chopped off publicly. They have no right to live at all.

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  • zoro
    Jan 4, 2013 - 10:19AM

    And Javed Naqvi had that audacity to write about the rapes in India … which are reported … day and night … but being a jurno cant see the unreported rapes elsewhere … pathetic ..

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  • Nav
    Jan 4, 2013 - 10:27AM

    Shabash! We must beat India in everything!

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  • Ali Asghar
    Jan 4, 2013 - 10:30AM

    This case demands brutal action against the culprits. How can we say that we are muslims!!

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  • Danish
    Jan 4, 2013 - 10:30AM

    Hang these brutes

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  • Jan 4, 2013 - 10:49AM

    Catch them and hang them publicly. Did they show any remorse for the nine-year-old minor? Once, they admit their guilt….no trial…blacken their faces…whip them…and hang them. Salams

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  • yaz
    Jan 4, 2013 - 11:02AM

    @Ali Asghar: How can we say we are humans???

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  • waqas
    Jan 4, 2013 - 11:03AM

    Dear Punjab Police,

    Encounter Please!

    Regards,

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  • Harshvardhan sharma
    Jan 4, 2013 - 11:07AM

    Only now we will realize that women in South Asia have such degrading condition, laws are there just need emphatically implemented, and all those who blamed it on Indian nation have got a nice eye opener too

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  • EK
    Jan 4, 2013 - 11:17AM

    Can’t we stand for this angel like Delhi stand of 23 year girl ???

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  • PakistanUnited
    Jan 4, 2013 - 11:24AM

    Every Rapist Should Be Hanged.

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  • Libra
    Jan 4, 2013 - 11:31AM

    No one has been arrested yet.

    Will not be arrested and if arrested shall be released on one pretext or the other.

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  • MH
    Jan 4, 2013 - 11:38AM

    Disgusted! Please can we act like humans?

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  • doom
    Jan 4, 2013 - 11:40AM

    I’d like to see some protesting in the streets over incidents like this, like in India. Let’s see some political parties arrange a protest against crime and our ineffective police, and justice system.

    But I’m dreaming aren’t I. We only protest against things like youtube and facebook, anything that is “western” or foreign and not domestic must be protested. Internal problems we can just ignore.

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  • dj
    Jan 4, 2013 - 11:45AM

    @Nav:
    happened already. only needed is official confirmation and free media exposure.

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  • faisal
    Jan 4, 2013 - 11:50AM

    Being a father and brother we should all be taking serious action against this violence against minors. Rape against girls and boys is widespread in pakistan. Mostly it goes unreported. Some who molest and are caught are given a good beating, other who are not caught roam freely. The rape and molestation causes a serious blow on the children and their confidence levels drops for the rest of the lives. Some children also face psychological problems. We need to have a separate institution to determine the causes which create these demons, where these incidents (confidentially an option) can be reported and speedy action taken against the culprits. As far for the punishment it should be severe. Rapist, molestors should be given the capital punishment.

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  • Bait
    Jan 4, 2013 - 12:04PM

    At least when it happened in India, people took to the streets to protest. In Pakistan, we will forget this by tomorrow. Tragic.

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  • Yuri Kondratyuk
    Jan 4, 2013 - 12:44PM

    @zoro:

    And Javed Naqvi had that audacity to write about the rapes in India

    Jawed Naqvi is a typical leftist “intellectual”. Most of his arguments involve conclusions derived from taking logical induction to ridiculous lengths and that too based on facts (of questionable veracity and completeness) that could be statistically defined only as background noise. To me he is a (relatively) better read and informed version of Digvijay Singh.
    But I do regularly read his column just to enjoy his ever worsening grumpiness!

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  • Hamaad
    Jan 4, 2013 - 12:45PM

    @Ali Asghar:
    Dude you guys are not muslim any more. Supporting terrorism, killing innocents, …… doing everything what Islam preaches (peace). So chill dude…. don;t have to feel shame any more.

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  • harsh
    Jan 4, 2013 - 12:45PM

    We should not let this affair die, the culprits should be hanged publicly, please let us keep this issue alive and force the authorities that the culprit should get capital punishment.

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  • Afshan
    Jan 4, 2013 - 1:12PM

    It is the time that we all should speak for an innocent, hope that this time justice is served, as it should, We all hope to meet the just and judicial consequences of these evil doers.

    It’s time to punish such culprits who threaten our sons, daughters, brothers and sisters, We should continue to unite and keep shouting peacefully as long as the culprits are not caught and tried in a court of law.

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  • Turbo Lover
    Jan 4, 2013 - 1:23PM

    Does this remind anyone of something back in India?

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  • Afshan
    Jan 4, 2013 - 1:29PM

    These people should meet the harshest punishment, hope it will not be an added number to the unsolved Rape cases. Wake up Pakistan

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  • RAW is WAR
    Jan 4, 2013 - 1:55PM

    i hope there will be support for this young girl in Pakistan just like we have in Delhi.

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  • leave it
    Jan 4, 2013 - 1:56PM

    behead the culprits in public and show it live on television..

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  • Balach Khan Baloch
    Jan 4, 2013 - 2:27PM

    OMG ! I don’t want to live in this country anymore.

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  • John B
    Jan 4, 2013 - 2:39PM

    I am surprised that no one so far commented has noticed that there are three women and a man involved in this “organized” rape.

    The 3+1 gang lured / kidnapped the girl and facilitated the rape by three other men; a serious organized crime facilitating rape.

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  • Jan 4, 2013 - 2:58PM

    To those wanting Sharia Law. Is this the same Sharia Law which canes or hangs women for being raped if they can’t bring in 4 independent men witnesses to testify that it was a rape?

    Women may even be killed or forced to marry their rapists in Sharia states such as Saudi Arabia, Iran, or so-called moderate Morocco.
    .
    Sahih Muslim 008:3371 “We went out with Allah’s Messenger on the expedition to the Bi’l-Mustaliq and took captive some excellent Arab women; and we desired them, for we were suffering from the absence of our wives, but at the same time we also desired ransom for them. So we decided to have sexual intercourse with them but by observing ‘azl. But we said: We are doing an act whereas Allah’s Messenger is amongst us; why not ask him? So we asked Allah’s Messenger, and he said: It does not matter if you do not do it, for every soul that is to be born up to the Day of Resurrection will be born.
    .
    You can check my sources for yourself, and see that I’m telling truth

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  • Frank
    Jan 4, 2013 - 3:00PM

    Khadim e Aala,, Your call…

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  • waqas
    Jan 4, 2013 - 3:01PM

    once more we have beaten up the india

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  • Pinky
    Jan 4, 2013 - 3:09PM

    class 2! a student of class 2???

    time to bring chemical castration to our country..

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  • Yoghurt lover
    Jan 4, 2013 - 3:22PM

    What happens if the 9 year old cannot produce 4 male witnesses?

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  • Scared
    Jan 4, 2013 - 3:31PM

    @Turbo Lover:
    Yes it reminds us some things in Delhi. What you forget to remind yourself is that we have street protests al lover India and non in Pakistan.Yes we understand that too.

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  • Sudheer
    Jan 4, 2013 - 3:42PM

    @Nav
    Shabash! We must beat India in everything!
    You might or mightn’t have beaten us in brutality, I can’t say. But, I certainly wish that you beat us in protest by coming out on the streets in much larger numbers and continuing the protest for longer period than us.
    Don’t let the beasts escape.

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  • Lahori
    Jan 4, 2013 - 4:13PM

    Punishment…Saudi Arabia style!!!!!

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  • Anoni
    Jan 4, 2013 - 4:21PM

    @Yoghurt lover:
    DNA testing

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  • Chaloo ji
    Jan 4, 2013 - 4:56PM

    @Balach Khan Baloch:
    Sure. You can move to a place where there is no rape. I guess you need to move to moon

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  • In the know...
    Jan 4, 2013 - 5:35PM

    I am saddened beyond my capacity to be sad. I don’t wish to even contemplate what a poor, hapless parent must go through when such atrocities happen to their children. The sheer feeling of helplessness would drive me to murder or suicide, in that respective order. Find these people, confirm their guilt [which is a simple matter of medical / chemical checks, rather than in-person witnesses], and hang them by their toes to the trees in that same village, and let them starve to death in front of every one around.

    Islamic punishments, ridiculed by nearly everyone I come across these days as barbaric, are exactly so to cause the necessary level of detriment in the potential perpetrator. Invisible punishments mean nothing to any of us as we have become extremely desensitized. Hang someone till death in public and see how it impacts the society close by.

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  • Syed
    Jan 4, 2013 - 6:04PM

    @Brian Davids, Sahih Muslim and Sahih Bukhari are not Quran. There are a lot of fabricated Hadiths in these books and not every muslim believe them to be totally accurate.

    I was happy with the public response in India after the Delhi rape. I really wish our people can do the same in Pakistan for this little girl.

    @Yoghurt lover, either you are really dumb or just typical hateful person from across the border. Please educate yourself as you don’t need 4 male witness for rape. You only need 4 male witness for convicting someone of adultry. Are we talking about adultry here? Grow up

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  • Logical Thinker
    Jan 4, 2013 - 6:51PM

    The hudood laws in Pakistan as amended by musharaf state that you need to produce 4 witnesses for rape(eye witnessing the particular act), it is not enough that you can produce scientific evidence such as lab tests. This case is exactly why those laws are wrong, we need to move away from the laws of the stoneage revived by a dictator. Let this be an opportunity as a nation to fight against barbarianism, procedural injustice and desentitization

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  • Insaan
    Jan 4, 2013 - 7:06PM

    @Syed:

    Please read…..and watch the video
    The leader of Jamaat-e-Islami of Pakistan, the country’s largest and most powerful pro-Sharia party, recently affirmed that a woman should not report being raped unless she has four male Muslim witnesses who saw the act. He bases his claim on Qur’anic ground: “Why did they not produce four witnesses? Since they produce no witnesses, they verily are liars in the sight of Allah” (Qur’an 24:13). In this non-English interview, Munawar Hasan makes his thoughts on rape clear:

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/pakistani-islamic-party-leader-says-women-should-not-report-rape-unless-able-to-produce-4-witnesses/

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  • Syed
    Jan 4, 2013 - 7:58PM

    @Insaan and others, I am a Shia Muslim and you only need 4 male muslim witness for adultry as Islam doesn’t want people to start accusing others for adultry, meaning making it hard to prove.

    If this Sunni party is saying you need 4 muslim men to prove rape then thats pretty pathetic. Its up to them to explain this as Quran does not mention 4 male to prove rape. This just doesn’t make sense and give Islam a bad name really.

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  • Jibran
    Jan 4, 2013 - 8:09PM

    wtf! And they will too escape justice. what is happening in this country is beyond understanding; the land of the pure is getting muddy day by day but the commanders of the pure will not take it to the streets. shame, shame, shame

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  • Yoghurt lover
    Jan 4, 2013 - 8:16PM

    @Syed who writes “either you are really dumb or just typical hateful person from across the border. Please educate yourself as you don’t need 4 male witness for rape. You only need 4 male witness for convicting someone of adultry. Are we talking about adultry here? Grow up”

    Consider me as really dumb and please explain to me how it works.

    Why would a woman need 4 male witnesses to prove that she was doing adultery (Why would anyone try to prove that she or he was doing adultery)? Or is it that a man needs 4 male witnesses to prove that the woman is an adulteress (if so, would he also not become and adulterer?)? Can the 4 witnesses be 4 women? Or is it like for a third party to prove that two people (man and a woman) are involved in adultery needs 4 male witnesses?

    I don’t understand it.

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  • safriz
    Jan 4, 2013 - 8:47PM

    @Yoghurt lover:

    In Pakistan the law does not require for Producing 4 male witnesses..
    Your snide comment on Shariah laws is out of Place..
    Some of you cannot avoid any chance of trolling.. Shame

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  • safriz
    Jan 4, 2013 - 8:56PM

    @Brian Davids:

    whats your point here?
    Shariah is very detailed law and under the circumstances described in the Hadith…
    Having sex with those women was allowed..
    The trouble with you guys is that you have surface knowledge of Islam and want to judge us by your shallow knowledge..

    Same can be said about European past..1400 years ago you guys too were slashing each others throats and having sex with loots of war,both men and women.
    We dont judge you by your history,so please stop judging us by ours.
    The hadith you mentioned is only applied under certain circumstances and those conditions don’t exist anymore…

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  • Yoghurt lover
    Jan 4, 2013 - 11:49PM

    @Safriz who writes “We dont judge you by your history,so please stop judging us by ours.”

    That’s a valid point.

    However, your comment on Shariah Law, I am not very convinced as different people are saying different things.

    So, how is a rape determined now in Pakistan?

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  • aaaaa
    Jan 5, 2013 - 1:58AM

    @doom:
    police is taking action, what more you want
    unlike in india, the police are not saying carry chillis

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  • FJ
    Jan 5, 2013 - 4:15AM

    Where this nation heading towards!

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  • Royale
    Jan 5, 2013 - 11:29AM

    @FJ:
    We started noticing it now, been going on for decades.

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  • Pria
    Jan 6, 2013 - 12:14AM

    @EK:
    We protested for Shahzeb and we should now protest for this angel. by the way, Stop idolizing India. The protests were merely ‘show off’ to save the fake honour of bharret mata.. ’cause this news had become viral after the critical condition of a poor victim of indian culture. Read what her friend has said, they were lying on the road without clothes in a cold night, crying for help but no one helped. Whoa! that’s the reality of your favourite nation. Otherwise hundreds of rapes happen every week in india that no one notices but the victim is blamed for being careless.

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  • Matt
    Jan 6, 2013 - 2:28AM

    If we want something done, then we need to act outside the law. Stop expecting a corrupt system to do what’s right.

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  • R2D2
    Jan 6, 2013 - 4:44PM

    What unbearable brutality….we must publicly behead these rapists…no punishment is enough….I am equally shocked by the stupidity of the people here arguing about Sharia just bcs they hate it….why are you bigots bringing your hate of some other matter into this brutal crime which we must stand against and cannot lose focus from…God help us all…you people are supposed to be the “educated liberals”. While you bicker, argue and show hatred to one another, one crime after another takes place with innocent children as the victims. Maybe we should all unite as Pakistanis and forget Shia vs Sunni, Secular vs Religious, Conservative vs Liberal, Sindhi vs Punjabi vs Baloch vs Pakhtun vs Mohajir vs etc….we all need to cut this crap out and save our society from absolute savagery it has descended into..and the response to hate cannot be hate…let us punish the criminals and law breakers and save our differences for another day

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  • Imran Khan
    Jan 6, 2013 - 6:11PM

    This seems like a nation of devils No wonder misery is all around.
    Do they not see Hell , our justice is weak, corruption in police and justice make people think they are untouchable.
    Confiscate their properties, set them on fire

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  • Coffee drinker
    Jan 6, 2013 - 7:37PM

    When will u learn you cannot show tolerance to people who live by an unjust immoral code. The more you compromise the more morality you lose.

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  • Tricia
    Jan 6, 2013 - 7:40PM

    Rape occurs in every nation, but in India, Pakistan and other nations, it is SYSTEMIC; further it is the girls/women who feel the shame for the most part, not the predators.

    Castrate this bunch –sounds like a sound idea, but true change will not occur until the culture adjusts.

    Respect every individual, man, woman or child; white, black or brown; Jew, Christian or Muslim ON THE FACE OF IT. This must occur for these nations to advance beyond barbaric.

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  • David Powell
    Jan 6, 2013 - 7:44PM

    @Royale:

    People calling for Shairah Law here need ot be careful what they wish for.

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  • Kevin Stowell
    Jan 6, 2013 - 8:01PM

    Gang-raping a nine-year-old? Just kill the perps, don’t waste taxpayer time and money.

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  • Robert
    Jan 6, 2013 - 8:05PM

    Rape a little girl no protest… Burn a Koran everyone wants to kill you? Are these humans or animals?

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  • Major
    Jan 6, 2013 - 8:15PM

    @Syed: Sorry my man, Islam has already given itself a bad name.
    It the ONLY religion killing itself and its followers. there are many ways to worship God.
    Sometimes the messenger is poor evil.

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  • Dave Mason
    Jan 6, 2013 - 8:35PM

    It’s time for some gang castrations!

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  • Sm
    Jan 6, 2013 - 8:46PM

    I wish the decent men of The world would help the women of the world in ending this kind of evil, barbaric and Inhumane behavior. Women AND men need to stand up to these people and let them know that raping women and children until they bleed to death is wrong.

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  • Mike
    Jan 6, 2013 - 9:02PM

    Appropriate to bring back some of the punishments used in olden times: hanging, beheading, crucifixion, burning at stake, impalement. Extreme offenses deserve extreme punishment. Only this will get the message across to others who may consider such atrocities.

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  • King Obama Minion
    Jan 6, 2013 - 9:15PM

    Perfect time for the girl to learn about Arab Spring Freshness.

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  • RD Scott
    Jan 6, 2013 - 9:33PM

    Peaceful and tolerant Muslims at it again.

    What form of life is more depraved and unworthy than a child molester, other than a gang of them?

    But the girl has to have multiple witnesses that she was raped to prove it, otherwise she has damaged the alleged rapists honor and is subject to some severe punishment, up to and including death.

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  • bill norris
    Jan 6, 2013 - 9:57PM

    The men who did that are likely to walk scott free. Rape is a part of the culture and the woman becomes an out cast.

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  • Deep Space
    Jan 6, 2013 - 10:00PM

    @Royale:
    You don’t need Sharia law to take care of this properly. How about Texas law?

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  • Deep Space
    Jan 6, 2013 - 10:02PM

    @zoro:
    You’re worried about media coverage when despicable crime like this is committed?

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  • steve furr
    Jan 6, 2013 - 10:35PM

    @Royale:
    Under Shariah isn’t it more possible the girl is executed for having been raped?

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  • Dave Mason
    Jan 6, 2013 - 11:24PM

    How about gang castrations?

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  • Imran Ahmed (@IAgnikul)
    Jan 6, 2013 - 11:38PM

    You do not need four witnesses to say you have been raped, you do need four witnesses if you accuse anyone of committing rape otherwise you will be flogged.
    In effect Sharia does not allow rapists to be convicted so stop calling for Sharia law and risking a flogging for rape victims.
    Do not blame me for pointing out facts.

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  • Jan 6, 2013 - 11:54PM

    Very probably the family was Christian, and the perpetrators of the “religion of peace”, as we’re assured it is. This is happening every day in Islamic countries, where minorities have only a facsimile of human rights. In the West, the Left covers for Islam at every opportunity, under the rubric of political correctness. And woe to those who try to expose the truth. Wake up, people. A wave of hatefuilled religio-cultural domination is beginning to sweep over your homeland.

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  • Jan 7, 2013 - 12:43AM

    @MH:
    Who’s we Tonto? You mean them!

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  • Jan 7, 2013 - 12:44AM

    I feel sorry for these monsters, they can’t even imagine what they’re in store for.

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  • NJ2000
    Jan 7, 2013 - 12:51AM

    Disgusting. These people’s pee pees should be chopped off publically and these rapes will stop happening. They destroyed the life of a beautiful child and the parents of these monsters should be ashamed.

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  • John_M_B
    Jan 7, 2013 - 12:52AM

    @Royale:
    What you need to realize is that Shariah law may not find that there was a crime here. You need witnesses and even then you need to prove that the girl resisted appropriately. And if the rapists can convince them that she didn’t, her nightmare has only just started. She is either labeled an undesirable never to be married or worse, she can be stoned to death or worse. Yes, there is a “worse”. They used the former Olympic Stadium in Afghanistan just for this sort of thing.

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  • John_M_B
    Jan 7, 2013 - 1:06AM

    @Syed:
    I am being sincere Syed. Please educate us as to how Shariah would treat this act, if indeed 3 women and one man lured and kidnapped a girl of 9, who was unattended by any male family members, and facilitated the alleged rape of this little girl. I ask you this so I can begin to understand your culture because you are right, I need to be educated.

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  • Izit Justme
    Jan 7, 2013 - 1:11AM

    Sad to say, this seems to be happening everywhere around the world. We get distracted looking to blame religion or sect or nationality or corrupt politicians or corrupt police.
    I think we are all to blame, we are all guilty of losing our human compassion.
    How can we let our fellow men treat women and children this way. And where do these thoughts come from??? .
    All men of every religion and nationality should stand together in the protection of innocent victims, no matter their color or religion or nationality. WE ARE ALL HUMANS, and we cannot let this continue.

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  • DM
    Jan 7, 2013 - 1:21AM

    WHERE IS THE SUO-MOTO FOR THIS CRIME????

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  • Leslie
    Jan 7, 2013 - 5:39AM

    For centuries women from these Countries have accepted this. Why is anyone shocked now. As long as they are willing to stand by and do nothing, nothing will change. It won’t matter how angry the rest of the world is. The people that live there have to make the change, and they don’t seem to be willing to.

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  • george
    Jan 7, 2013 - 9:42AM

    This is not a problem of somebody else.this is the problem of all muslims,they are opressed for decades and they pretend in all their life to be this pequiliar kind of person that doesnt drink or eat during the day and wants his women covered ,but wants more than 1 out of respect to them i suspect,and treats them like shait for the same reason …..:):)people my experience with muslims and pakistanis in pa=rticular in greece is that they take turns in who plays the girl in the houses where they are living in bad conditions 20 in a room….and instead of trying to be respectfull they do this i just described.so what should i expect from this kind of people?nothing less than vilence pervented behaviours and death.so maybe we should be talking about how to start educating kids ,start feeding the poor and then this problem will go away becayse people will learn as they did in the west (lucky me i am westerner,and not some primitivo from asia who wants t rape women and pretends to believe in gods..of course we have our own kind of religious idiots here ,but at least they only molest and rape kids ….our priests and religious leaders …..of course religion is every where the same ,fake,pretenncious,playing with the hopes and fears of ignorant people.

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  • prachi
    Jan 7, 2013 - 11:41AM

    feeling sick reading this sad story. sexual assault on children is increasing everywhere. pray for her well being….

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  • Soldat Amir
    Jan 7, 2013 - 1:35PM

    @Royale:
    Under Sharia, a rapist can get away with jail free card, under your stupid Sharia the rape victim has to produce four male witnesses who pray 5 times a day, if she fails to do this, she will lashed for moral crimes…and you want to make rape victims suffer more.

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  • harsh
    Jan 7, 2013 - 3:59PM

    @Soldat Amir:
    You have very little knowledge about Islamic law so pls don’t make such statements

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  • Amiruddin
    Jan 7, 2013 - 5:20PM

    Bring Shariah Period.

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  • ss
    Jan 7, 2013 - 7:01PM

    Don’t these worse than animal beings have kids? if not are they not planning on having kids in future? Kuch tou Khuda ka Khof karo yar :-/
    Culprits should be hanged in public, there dead bodies should be dragged down the roads of Bahawalpur :-/

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  • ss
    Jan 7, 2013 - 7:07PM

    @harsh:
    and you have very little knowledge of PAKISTANI law

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  • Mubarak Khan
    Jan 7, 2013 - 10:11PM

    Public execution!

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  • h
    Jan 8, 2013 - 2:22AM

    @insaan, yougurt lover and all the other idiots arguing that you need four male witnesses to prove rape, do you morons really think that a rapist is gonna commit the act in front of people? do you not comprehend how stupid that is? if you were raped, would you not want justice, instead of being told that your rapist will walk free because there was no one to see you getting raped? rape these days can be proven with dna testing and medical evidence. there is no need for witnesses of any kind whatsoever. try to get out of your medieval mindset and be rational please. idiots.

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  • HangMan2
    Jan 8, 2013 - 9:08AM

    It’s the oldest news in my memory that I heard my parents were reading off the paper when I was in class II & III. Later it became my obsession to look for such horrible news while hoping “I don’t see it in today’s paper”, but sadly the news always won and I lost. So many years have gone by but nothing is done regarding child molester and rapist who are walking freely in disguise and in plain sight. Fact is: Every neighborhood has a few and every family has one rising through. Check with local Psychoanalyst for tell-tale signs before it’s too late, please!

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  • h
    Jan 8, 2013 - 11:18PM

    Four witnesses should not be required to confirm rape. DNA evidence and medical examinations these days can determine whether someone has been raped or not. And what rapist in their right mind would rape someone in front of four witnesses, unless they were all in on it? And this is a 9 year old child that got raped. Where in the world is she supposed to produce these witnesses from? With the current law, nothing will happen and her rapists will walk free, while this poor girl is scarred for life. What kind of justice is that?

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  • Naj
    Jan 9, 2013 - 5:38AM

    This is disgusting – how can men treat any female especially a child in this way. Their animals and should be hung.
    Pakistan was a country made for Muslim but its sad to say Pakistan is failure to the world.
    The legal system is non existant & changes for those with money, parents fail to teach their child the basics about respecting each other and equal rights, everyone just there to bleed the system dry. It’s a lost case. No hope for Pakistan.

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  • mom
    Jan 14, 2013 - 8:59AM

    i am a mother of an 8 year old and i got goose bumps reading this….
    we talk about honour killing …if a father or a brother even suspect a girl of having an affair…what should be the punishment for these men and women who raped a 9 YEAR old…they are not human ..give them a dog to get rid of their frustration…SHAME ON YOU FOR CALLING YOURSELF A MUSLIM and for women to help in kidnapping that poor girl..maybe they should be ganged raped to see how it feels …

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