Levies personnel arrested for ‘raping’ minor boys in Balochistan’s Panjgur

Accused sexually assaulted three victims after making them unconscious through cold drink, says official


Syed Ali Shah September 13, 2022
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Balochistan police on Monday arrested a Levies personnel for allegedly subjecting three minor boys to sexual assault in Panjgur district of the province.

"Police held Muhammad Younas – Levies man – in connection with the rape of children", Station House Officer (SHO) Amir Jan of Panjgur police said.

The police official said raids are being conducted for the arrest of two other culprits who are on the run.

Sources within the Levies department said the accused raped three minor boys at an official residence near the deputy commissioner's office. The deputy commissioner Panjgur suspended the accused personnel and ordered an inquiry against him in this regard.

Assistant Commissioner Panjgur Amjad Hussain Soomro has been appointed as the inquiry officer regarding the rape of minor boys. According to police inspector Amir Jan, the ages of the victims are between 12 and 14 years who were deceived into going with the accused to the government building.

In his statement to the police, one of the victim’s fathers told the police that the accused had also taken nude pictures and videos of the boys. The SHO said that the doctor confirmed the rape of a boy after the medical examination.

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Parents of the other two boys have refused to conduct medical tests on their sons only one has agreed, Amir Jan said. The initial police investigation showed, that the accused Levies personnel had offered a cold drink bottle to the minor boys to make them unconscious.

Home and Tribal Affairs Secretary Zahid Saleem has also taken a notice of the incident and directed the deputy commissioner to ensure justice and the arrest of the accused involved in the incident.

The videos of the victims narrating the ordeal also went viral on social media. People have lashed out at the Levies' men for their barbarism and urged the government to award them severe punishment.

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