Hindu teenager's gang-rape by PPP leader's son, others in Thatta sparks outrage

Published: April 4, 2018
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Home Minister says two govt employees arrested; action will be taken irrespective of the rapists' influence. PHOTO: FILE

Home Minister says two govt employees arrested; action will be taken irrespective of the rapists' influence. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: The gang-rape and torture of a Hindu youth in Thatta, Sindh reportedly at the hands of a Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader’s son and half a dozen other men has sparked outrage on social media.

The assault took place in the Darro town of Sajawal district while the video was put up online.

According to reports, the main accused Arbab Ibrahim Memon is son of PPP leader Rameezul Haq. Haq had contested elections on the party’s ticket in the previous general elections.

The family of the 19-year-old victim P*, has reportedly migrated to another town and could not be reached despite several attempts.

“Two employees of the health department, Saleh Memon and Saleem Ghugho have been suspended and I have ordered police to take action and arrest the culprits involved,” Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Sial told The Express Tribune.

13-year-old boy found unconscious outside home after being raped in Sehwan

When asked about the main accused, Sial said: “Police are on it. We will take action irrespective of influence of these rapists.”

Thatta SSP Fida Hussain Janwari said that they are ready to take action against the accused but the victim’s family is not cooperating.

On the other hand, human rights organisations condemned the incident and demanded the government and the Supreme Court to take notice of it.

According to the Executive Director Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER), Karamat Ali, the main culprit enjoys the support of police and other PPP leaders.

He said that such incidents against the individuals of minorities are creating unrest among the non-Muslim communities.

* Names withheld to protect identity of the victim

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Zaarwer
    Apr 5, 2018 - 12:23AM

    A common ocurrence in

    Zardari Sindhi Corruption

    Wadera Kingdom of 18th

    Amendment.Recommend

  • Khan
    Apr 5, 2018 - 1:37AM

    —-Sial said: “Police are on it. We will take action irrespective of influence of these rapists.”—

    Joke of the Century.Recommend

  • Ismail Mirza
    Apr 5, 2018 - 5:17AM

    That’s “democracy is the best revenge” in action for you ! What a pathetic lot, and doing the deed on what seems to be a male.Recommend

  • Khan muhammad
    Apr 5, 2018 - 9:01AM

    This happens alot in rural Sindh and is seldom reported. Now hopefully some action may be taken. Recommend

  • ahmad
    Apr 5, 2018 - 10:24AM

    yeah but bhutto tweets liberal stuff so chillRecommend

  • Manzoor Ahmed
    Apr 5, 2018 - 10:35AM

    Expect nothing less than this from ppp. This is the reason Bhutto gave their lives so that now hijacked zardari PPP can rape the whole nation. This is peanuts compared to their achievements.Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Apr 5, 2018 - 12:43PM

    National shame . Recommend

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