Two boys subjected to sexual abuse for two months in Khanpur

Both victims were on their way to the market when accused took them to his house

Noor Soomro September 20, 2018

RAHIM YAR KHAN: At least two boys were allegedly sexually assaulted for two months in Khanpur on Wednesday.

The police told Express News that Z* lodged a complaint at the police station in which he stated that his 11-year-old son A* and his 10-year-old friend S*, went to the market to buy grocery items. However, they did not return home. The father added that he along with other people went looking for the boys after some time.

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He stated that during the search, one of the locals told them that he saw the boys going with accused Muhammad Amir. He mentioned that they immediately rushed to Amir’s home and heard screams coming from inside the house.

The victim’s father revealed that they broke the main gate of the house and went inside. “I saw Amir sexually abusing the two boys.” He said despite his efforts to catch the culprit, he fled the spot from the back door.

The victim’s father demanded that police arrest the culprits and award them stern punishment for committing such a heinous act.

Meanwhile, the victims told the police that the suspect had been sexually abusing them for the last two months. They added that the accused also recorded the video of the incident and threatened them that he would upload the content on social media if they informed anyone about the ordeal.

The police have registered a case under section 377 against the accused and started an investigation. Earlier, an eight-year-old madrassa student was sexually abused by two influential men in Rahim Yar Khan’s Shedani Sharif area.

A police official said that the boy, a resident of Fazalabad, was on his way to the madrassa when accused Sohail and Naeem abducted him and took him to a campsite. The accused allegedly sexually assaulted the victim and fled the scene after committing the offence.

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A report compiled by NGO Sahil revealed that in 2017, an average of more than nine children were subjected to sexual violence nationwide on a daily basis.

The report paints a distressing portrait of the situation. Statistics presented in the document showed child sexual abuse continued to persist, thus rubbishing government claims of better child protection standards. The document also revealed that children between 6 to 10 and 11 to 15 years of age were the most vulnerable to sexual abuse.

*Names withheld to protect identity 

Published in The Express Tribune, September 20th, 2018.


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