7-year-old boy dies after being gang raped by 'influentials' in Bahawalnagar

Published: January 7, 2016


CHISTIAN: A seven-year-old boy was gang-raped before being killed by a group of men in Bahawalnagar’s Chistian district.

Asif*, a resident of Moza Soda Basti, went missing on Tuesday evening, a day after which locals found his body dumped in the fields.

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According to reports, the body was sent for post-mortem examination which revealed that the 7-year-old was killed after being brutally raped. A police official Sahar Fareed said an FIR had been lodged against four suspects of whom three have been arrested.

“Four individuals were involved in the crime and three of them namely Ayaz, Mujeebur Rehman and Ayaz have been arrested. Police officials are still looking for Asad who managed to escape from the scene,” SHO Jam Mazoor told The Express Tribune.

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Speaking to The Express Tribune, a local said, “The suspects belonged to rich families and were drunk when they kidnapped the child and took him to their dera where they raped him. The men then used a rope to kill Asif*.”

On December 26, police arrested six people accused of involvement in the gang-rape of a teenage girl in Lahore. The 15-year-old survivor had left for a tailor’s shop near her house when she went missing, the complainant said.

*Name has been changed to protect identity

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Reader Comments (12)

  • Faisalaabadi
    Jan 7, 2016 - 4:15PM

    its showing good governance in punjab and slap whome who vote for PML (N)Recommend

  • Libra
    Jan 7, 2016 - 4:40PM

    Prosecute and Punish the rapist hanging in public. Hanging in public is the only solution to curb this rampant crime. Political influences must not hinder prosecution and punishment.Recommend

  • Saleem
    Jan 7, 2016 - 5:53PM

    PML (N) leadership can see blood of this boy on their face. It is failure of Shahbaz Sharif that after all these years in power he failed to create institutions to confront problems like this. It been always one many show and that is just not acceptable.Recommend

  • vinsin
    Jan 7, 2016 - 6:45PM

    Government is not responsible for it. Government job is to make laws to make sure that the culprit get punish.Recommend

  • Hassan Ahmed
    Jan 7, 2016 - 10:48PM

    A government’s job is not only to make laws, but to enforce them. Which is more important.Recommend

  • Disgusted to the core
    Jan 8, 2016 - 1:07AM

    Now the Friday times will report in its gup shup column that the sexual occurrence was consensual!Recommend

  • Woz ahmed
    Jan 8, 2016 - 3:17AM

    ignorance is rife in our nation, rule of law non existent, no sign of change rich , influential and military will continue to rule.Recommend

  • Ravi
    Jan 8, 2016 - 5:49AM

    Now Pakistan can be number one in rapes out performing India, good luck with the achievement and keep it up.Recommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Jan 8, 2016 - 8:17AM

    @Ravi: Touche, lol !Recommend

  • someone
    Jan 8, 2016 - 8:24AM

    Totally uncalled for. A child has died. This is no time of scoring brownie points.Recommend

  • Jan 9, 2016 - 1:59AM

    Yeah blame the government, that’s what you guys are best at doingRecommend

  • aaa
    Jan 11, 2016 - 7:58AM

    The ill condition of law & order has caused the death of another chid, Asif 7 years old, its very sad.

    The culprits should be sentenced to death, if anyone tries to delay or protect culprits they should also be sentenced.Recommend

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