4th grader allegedly impregnated by teacher in Larkana

Published: March 3, 2016
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PHOTO: REUTERS

PHOTO: REUTERS

SUKKUR: A fourth-grader has been repeatedly raped by her teacher in the Nauabad village, Larkana district, until she became pregnant, alleges her family which is now under pressure from local elite for withdrawing the case.

The family of M Kalhoro, a farmer in the riverine area of the Indus River, was devastated when they discovered that their 13-year-old daughter *R was pregnant after being repeatedly raped by her teacher. Kalhoro filed a case with the Hatri Ghulam Shah police and the teacher was arrested.

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The district and sessions court on Wednesday granted seven-day physical remand of the teacher who, according to SHO Muhammad Urs Noonari, has confessed to his crime in the court.

*R was a student of Class-IV in the Government Primary School. A few days ago, she started vomiting and stopped eating. When mother asked her, she disclosed that her teacher, Muzafar Mirani, raped her for more than three months.

Kalhoro went to the police station and lodged an FIR against the schoolteacher.

The police also gave Kalhoro a letter for medical examination of his daughter, and a lady doctor confirmed that the girl was three-month pregnant. Subsequently, the police arrested the teacher.

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Meanwhile, sources said Kalhoro tried to meet the Sindh home minister and the provincial police chief, but DSP Yar Muhammad Rind did not allow him. (*Name has been with held to protect identity of victim)

Published in The Express Tribune, March 3rd, 2016.

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Reader Comments (22)

  • Obama
    Mar 3, 2016 - 7:33AM

    This guy should be hanged to death!! Recommend

  • Umer
    Mar 3, 2016 - 8:52AM

    Oh God. I am so Shameful of being a Human! Recommend

  • IBN E ASHFAQUE
    Mar 3, 2016 - 8:55AM

    Why can’t Tribune name the elite who is pressurizing this traumatized family. I know even Dawn staffers have to live in this Feudal cum Establishment dominated environment where justice takes the back seat. Thanks Tribune for highlighting this case. Recommend

  • Fawad
    Mar 3, 2016 - 9:36AM

    Shaming of the victim causes silence and no reporting of this burning issues. It is highly unreported crime, where cases come out only when it is beyond hiding. Like when video came out rape was reported, or when she became pregnant it came to news, there might be thousands of unreported cases, please educate society’. Recommend

  • Raj - USA
    Mar 3, 2016 - 9:42AM

    “………….alleges her family which is now under pressure from local elite for withdrawing the case.”

    I fail to understand this. In criminal cases it is the State that files the case. Here in US, in such cases it is always: The State Vs. The accused. The Accused is named in the case filings. The victim has no power to withdraw the case. The victim only files a complaint with the police and it is the State that files the law suit in the courts.

    It is like asking a person who has been murdered to file a case against the person who killed him.Recommend

  • Torwali
    Mar 3, 2016 - 9:47AM

    Tragic. This is just wrong but what also surprises me is that a 13 year old is in the 4th grade when she should be in the 8th grade. Shows the ineptness of Pakistani school system.

    4th grade is for 9 year olds.Recommend

  • anand singh
    Mar 3, 2016 - 10:29AM

    Why has The Tribune put a picture from Indian media on this article ?Recommend

  • vinsin
    Mar 3, 2016 - 11:09AM

    Nothing unislamic here.
    @Raj – USA:
    A state cannot be above God. Family if murdered person can act as representative.Recommend

  • nadeem
    Mar 3, 2016 - 11:42AM

    Government of Sindh, Federal Governement, anyone please take action immediately. Public stoning would be appropriate in this case. Recommend

  • wb
    Mar 3, 2016 - 12:04PM

    @anand singh:

    Because Pakistanis have never fought for anything good in their lives. Never ever in the last 70 years. It’s a dead society.

    So, ET had no choice to put up a picture from India, to make Pakistan look reasonable.Recommend

  • Sania
    Mar 3, 2016 - 2:37PM

    Now how will the other parents trust these teachers and send their daughters to school in this area. Already the female literacy rate is too low in these areas.Recommend

  • Naveen
    Mar 3, 2016 - 2:44PM

    This heartless, immoral Elite should be named and tried by the court for such low act as well. Why hide them? Shame such people. Recommend

  • Tariq Qureshi
    Mar 3, 2016 - 3:08PM

    So the girl was way past her marriage age as per CII guidelines. Does this mean then this isn’t rape but adultery?Recommend

  • wb
    Mar 3, 2016 - 4:00PM

    @Torwali:

    “4th grade is for 9 year olds.”

    You make a very valid point.

    According to sharia this cannot be rape, since the girl is 9 years old.Recommend

  • Qaiserina
    Mar 3, 2016 - 9:20PM

    @vinsin:
    That has no logic, you say the State cannot be above God, but that the Family should represent the victim and take the case to court? The first statement has nothing to do with the second, where is God between the victim’s family and the rapist? And the second statement, this system of compoundability is the reason why justice is rarely found in Pakistan. People are bribed and threatened and pressurized into dropping cases against serious crimes.Recommend

  • sychh
    Mar 3, 2016 - 11:43PM

    Can someone please get this girl an abortion please?Recommend

  • Hasan
    Mar 4, 2016 - 5:33PM

    To protect the secrecy of the victim you also have to make sure that the family name is not disclosed. Recommend

  • kalia
    Mar 4, 2016 - 5:42PM

    and Sharmeen Obaid is portraying the bad image of our country bla bla bla..Recommend

  • Ihtisham Khaliq
    Mar 4, 2016 - 7:39PM

    This is result of co-education system. Stop co-education system, then these types of cases will never happened. Recommend

  • waheed abbas
    Mar 4, 2016 - 8:31PM

    Those kind teachers should hanged in front all people Recommend

  • Bewildered
    Mar 5, 2016 - 1:50PM

    @wb:

    “According to sharia this cannot be rape, since the girl is 9 years old.”

    If Hindu Sharia can allow Ram Karishna to marry to 16,400 nymphs and Devi Durapadi to marry 5 brothers the same day (imagine me first scene), then you shouldn’t be criticizing Sharia of any other religion. Should you?Recommend

  • Anonymous
    Mar 6, 2016 - 5:35AM

    Why not cut off this man’s —– finish the source of his evil! Death is just too easy for him! Shame on you! You must have a daughter/ wife/ mother, or have you forgotten how you came in to this world you miserable excuse of a manRecommend

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