Two men, charged with sexually assaulting a minor girl S, were remanded till November 16 by a district and sessions court on Thursday.
The men have also been accused of trying to sell 11-year-old S and her 13-year-old friend into prostitution. The fifth judicial magistrate, East, Amir Latif Bhatti, remanded Waseem Butt and Naeem in police’s custody and ordered to arrest their two absconding accomplices.
The girls said that they were working as maids in Lahore but were enticed into coming to Karachi by the men. S said that she was raped by both the accused in Karachi and a medical report was submitted to the court by the investigating officer.
Earlier, the police had rescued the girls from Shah Faisal Colony when called out for help and said that the men were trying to force them into prostitution. An FIR under sections 375 and 376 of Pakistan Penal Code (rape with a girl under age of 16) was registered. S was handed over to her father while Sidra was sent to Darul Aman.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 10th, 2012.