Strange but true: Police register rape case against eight-year-old

Published: December 12, 2012
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Police that that the accused kidnapped two women on Monday with the help of his elder brother and uncle. PHOTO: FILE

Police that that the accused kidnapped two women on Monday with the help of his elder brother and uncle. PHOTO: FILE

MULTAN: 

An eight-year-old boy was released on bail on Tuesday after Mankera police in Bhakkar arrested him for allegedly raping two women. They had registered a case against him on Monday. The boy’s older brother and uncle had also been nominated in the FIR.

Police that that the accused, Sahil*, a student of class three, kidnapped two women on Monday with the help of his elder brother and uncle. They said they beat the women, raped them and later abandoned them in the nearby fields.

They said Sahil*, the main accused, later returned to his school, from where he was arrested after one of the women’s husbands lodged a complaint against him.

Station House Officer Ameen Ghallo said that the man approached the police station on Monday afternoon and alleged that his wife and two other women had been raped by the three accused. He said he registered a case against Sahil under Sections 376 and 511 and also nominated the boy’s brother and uncle.

The SHO said that the women were brought to the hospital and their statement recorded. He said their medico-legal examination would be conducted at district headquarters (DHQ) hospital on Wednesday (today).

The complainant told police that a resident of the area had seen Sahil*, his brother and their uncle dumping the women in the fields and informed him. He said before he reached the scene, they had fled. He demanded the police hang the culprits publically.

However, police said they hadn’t found any witness. They said they did not arrest the two other men nominated in the FIR as Sahil* was the main accused.

On the other hand, Sahil’s father, Bashir* has denied the allegation. He said it was impossible for an eight-year-old to beat or rape a woman. He said his son was present at the school all this time. He said he had contacted his teacher to confirm his son’s attendance.

He said that the complainant had been trying to convince his clan to vote for a specific political party in the region. He said when he refused to do so, the complainant had threatened him with dire consequences.

He said he filed a petition at Additional Sessions Judge Mustehsan Ahmed Minhas’s court seeking post-arrest bail for his son, which was granted.

After the news was reporter on television, Sargodha Regional Police Officer Amjad Javed Saleemi directed SSP Saifullah Khatak to submit an inquiry report by Wednesday (today).

*The name of the accused has been changed to protect his status as a minor.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 12th, 2012. 

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Reader Comments (18)

  • Angry citizen
    Dec 12, 2012 - 12:43PM

    Such a pathetic nation we are …… All blind and senseless

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  • kanwal
    Dec 12, 2012 - 1:08PM

    Errr…is it possible medically?

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  • Sk
    Dec 12, 2012 - 1:59PM

    This is complete crap…… time to commit suicide!

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  • michu
    Dec 12, 2012 - 2:05PM

    Get their DNA test and you got the rapist. simple as that but 8 year old cant rape woman psychically impossible.

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  • Farhan
    Dec 12, 2012 - 2:22PM

    Blockquote He said that the complainant had been trying to convince his clan to vote for a specific political party in the region. He said when he refused to do so, the complainant had threatened him with dire consequences.

    So this is how politics is done here? And the ECP thinks Karachi is the problem.

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Dec 12, 2012 - 2:43PM

    It can only happen in P A K I S T A N and no where else in the world.

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  • Waleed
    Dec 12, 2012 - 4:20PM

    Well played, very well played, his uncle and brother did the act and then got a minor involved because they know that according to Law he cannot trialed for being guilty and that there are no jails for minors like him.

    So clearly case solved or if not, then it will be left hanging for at least 10 years.

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  • Hardliner
    Dec 12, 2012 - 4:34PM

    Now thats what we call an EPIC FAIL!! The poor child doesn’t even possess the “Required Infrastructure” for the crime and yet convicted with it……… a mind bobbling news… BRAVO PUNJAB POLICE……….

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  • Hardliner
    Dec 12, 2012 - 4:37PM

    Punjab police has proven again that it can make an elephant confess of secretly being a baboon…….

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  • markes ecaroll
    Dec 12, 2012 - 8:06PM

    Come on people,this you cannot believe, an eight year old cannot commit the crime of rape. If the police have actually filed charges against an eight year old they should be publicly flogged for stupidity and removed from their positions. What kind of ignorant country is pakistan.

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  • killer
    Dec 12, 2012 - 10:44PM

    An Enquiry should be started against SHO as i think SHO got money to register that kind of case.
    CC:
    HAJI HABIB UR REHMAN(I.G)
    RPO
    DPO
    SP INVESTIGATION
    ASP MANKERA.

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  • i like it
    Dec 13, 2012 - 5:22AM

    another reason why they should lift the ban on porn sites

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  • Dec 13, 2012 - 8:16AM

    In California in 2003 a 12 year old got charged for raping a 46 year old. Why is it surprising this time?

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  • abu-uzhur
    Dec 13, 2012 - 8:49AM

    @Punjab Government

    Don’t miss this chance for another Guinness Book record by an 8-year old

    physiological prodigy .

    Of course , a Pride of Performance award for the un-surpassable Punjab Police .

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  • Raza Khan
    Dec 13, 2012 - 9:45AM

    It might be other way around!

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  • Ibrahim
    Dec 13, 2012 - 2:36PM

    Did ET copy this story from The Onion?

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  • Surprised
    Jan 6, 2013 - 8:52PM

    That boy must be well hung.

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  • Melissa
    Jan 8, 2013 - 5:06AM

    Whether or not there is a “medical” possibility at the 8-year-old could rape, he is clearly an accomplice. I hope he bears the full weight of Pakistani justice…whatever that might be. It’s probably sorely lacking.

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