Young girl, minor boy allegedly gang-raped

Police register cases, launch hunt for suspects

Our Correspondent August 11, 2021


A young girl and a minor boy were allegedly gang-raped in separate incidents on Tuesday.

Police registered cases and launched a hunt for the suspects.

According to the police report, a daughter of Azhar Iqbal and a resident of 47GB on Jhumra Road left her home for a walk when the suspect identified as Adnan along with two accomplices abducted her at gunpoint and took her to an unknown place. The suspects took turns to rape her.

Later, the young girl escaped from the suspects and reached home. Police registered a case under Sections 365B and 376 PPC and started searching for the alleged rapists.

Separately, a 12-year-old boy, the son of Shahid Jamil and a resident of Civil Quarter, was working in a rent shop near Government New Model High School. He was taken by the suspect 28-year-old Abdul Rehman, the son of Abdul Majeed and resident of Mohalla Usman Ghani, Street No 11, along with his accomplice 18-year-old Shahrooz Hussain, the son of Iftikhar and a resident of Street No 5, Madinabad area, to an auto workshop. The suspects subjected the minor boy to sexual abuse. Ghulam Mohammadabad police took timely action and arrested them.

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Police also registered a case under the provisions of Section 377 PPC and remanded them in custody.

Sexual violence against women and minors was rampant across Punjab.

On August 4, a woman and three minors were sexually assaulted in Khurrianwala.

The woman, a resident of Muhammad Bin Qasim Colony, was abducted by Asad Ali and three other suspects who took her to an unknown place and gang raped her.

When her condition deteriorated, they dumped her on the side of the road and fled.

On the same day, three teenage boys were molested. A 12-year-old boy, who was on his way to buy food near his house in Data Colony, Razaabad was stopped by the suspect Ilyas. The suspect took the minor boy to a house where he raped him. Ilyas’ accomplice Mazhar kept guard while the sexual abuse incident took place.

In 191RB Malwani, Jhumra Road, the suspect Ghulam Murtaza, the son of Sadiq and resident of 188RB, Nalewala, sexually abused an eight-year-old boy, the son of Muhammad Yousuf, while he was going to fetch grass in the fields.

Moreover, the suspect Amjad raped a nine-year-old boy, the son of Zakia Bibi while his accomplice Rashid kept guard. Rashid also physically assaulted the minor for resisting rape. Reportedly, the victim started bleeding.

On July 1, a 26-year-old woman, who returned to Pakistan from England to attend her father’s funeral, was sexually assaulted by her close family friend in Lahore.

Reportedly, Faizan, son of the victim’s family friend, sexually assaulted her while she was staying at their home in Wahdar Colony of the provincial capital.

She moved to Faizan’s residence in the cantonment area after her stepmother kicked her out of their home.

On June 23, an elderly woman was subjected to torture and sexual assault by influential people in Mazaffargarh to avenge her son’s love marriage.

Reportedly. Nasir’s in-laws, who were enraged over his love marriage to their daughter, kidnapped, tortured and tried to rape his mother.

The accused not only tortured the 50-year-old woman but also tore down her clothes, dragged her and burned her half-naked body with cigarette butts.

On April 9, a man raped a 9-year-old girl in Christian Colony area of Adhorai village, Gujranwala.

The 9-year-old daughter of Joseph Masih, an employee of the Metropolitan Corporation, went to the grocery store to buy groceries. When the girl returned home after a while, she was crying.

The girl told her parents that a man had abused her.

A day prior to this incident, a 14-year-old girl was raped on gunpoint in Khurrianwala.

On February 28, two boys and a woman were sexually assaulted in Chak Jhumra.

Reportedly, the 12-year-old boy and his 14-year-old cousin had gone to see a wedding function where the suspects Naveed and Ali threatened the minors at gunpoint. The suspects took them to a nearby crop field, where they subjected the minors to sexual abuse. (THE VICTIM’S IDENTITIES HAVE NOT BEEN DISCLOSED AS A MATTER OF POLICY)

Published in The Express Tribune, August 11th, 2021.


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