Nine-year-old suffers sexual assault by employer in Bahawalpur

Boy worked at a barber shop in Bahawalpur


Kashif Zafar November 16, 2017
PHOTO: REUTERS

BAHAWALPUR: A nine-year-old boy was raped by his own employer at Chak 29/BC in the Baghdadul Jadeed police jurisdiction. The accused in this case was trying to flee the city when he was arrested.

Allah Ditta registered a complaint with the police station and stated that his nine-year-old son worked at a barber shop owned by Shakir. On Monday, while he was in Karachi for work, the accused allegedly locked Naseer in a room where he sexually abused the boy multiple times.

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He also beat and threatened to kill the minor if he told anyone about the incident. On the following day, the father returned home and asked the boy to go to work, but the latter refused.

After the father insisted, the nine-year-old narrated his horrifying ordeal. When Allah Ditta went to Shakir to confront him with witnesses, he allegedly admitted to his wrongdoing, but also threatened the father with severe consequences if he informed the police.

Police registered the case and sent the tests of the victim to the laboratory, while check posts were alerted. The cops were told by an informant that Shakir was fleeing, after which check post in charge Malik Akram conducted a raid along and arrested the criminal.

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Akram assured the media that the criminal would be punished by law for his crimes. He said all resources would be used to ensure justice to the minor.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 16th, 2017.

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