RAHIM YAR KHAN:
A woman and a 14-year-old boy were sexually assaulted in separate incidents in Rahim Yar Khan on Thursday, Express News reported.
In the first incident that occurred in Amangarh area, police said that F* was alone in her home when she was allegedly abducted by accused Fazal and his three accomplices. The suspects took the victim to an undisclosed location where the accused sexually assaulted her. The victim was shifted to a hospital for a medical examination. Police have registered a case and have started investigations.
Meanwhile, a boy was allegedly raped in Rahim Yar Khan’s Sadiqabad area. A police official said that accused Babar Ali took victim H* to a house where he subjected him to sexual assault.
However, when the victim raised a hue and cry, the culprit fled the scene. The boy was shifted to a hospital for medical examination. A case has been registered against the accused at Saddar police station.
In recent months, cases of sexual abuse have been on the rise across Punjab. Most cases have been reported from Faisalabad, Rahim Yar Khan, Gujranwala and other parts of the province. The victims include women and minor girls or boys.
In view of the increasing incidences of sexual abuse in the district, the police and government should devise a strategy to stop the occurrence of such cases on a daily basis. Despite NGOs and human rights activists raising their voice to highlight the issue, authorities have failed to counter the situation effectively.
*Names withheld to protect identity