9-year-old in critical condition after gang-rape

Mother says girl was abduct­ed from in front of their house and was later found abando­ned.


Kashif Zafar January 03, 2013
Police have been informed that aacused had fled to Alipur village, says SHO. PHOTO: FILE

BAHAWALPUR:


A nine-year-old girl was taken to hospital after she was raped by three men on Wednesday. Doctors treating her said that she was in a critical condition. The medico-legal report confirmed rape.


Airport police have registered a case against seven people for kidnap and rape, five of them have been named by the child’s mother.

The girl had had gone missing from in front of her house on Wednesday morning, and was later abandoned back there in a nearly unconscious state.

Station House Officer Irshad Joyia said that a team had been constituted to arrest the suspects. He said police had been informed that they had fled to Alipur village.

Irshad Joyia

According to the FIR, the girl, a student of class two, was abducted from in front of her house in Manzoorabad in Rahim Yar Khan by three women and a man. She was taken to a dera, where she was raped by three men, one of them identified in the FIR. She was also beaten up before she was abandoned in front of her home.

Her mother told police that she had found the girl near their house. She was bleeding and close to fainting. She said when she was taking her to the police station, when one of the kidnappers stopped her and threatened to kill her if she informed the police.



She said she went back home, but later informed the police.

She said she was told to take the child to Sheikh Zayed Hospital for examination and treatment.

Doctors treating the girl said that her condition was critical due to loss of blood and internal injuries. No one has been arrested yet.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 4th, 2013. 

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mom | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

i am a mother of an 8 year old and i got goose bumps reading this.... we talk about honour killing ...if a father or a brother even suspect a girl of having an affair...what should be the punishment for these men and women who raped a 9 YEAR old...they are not human ..give them a dog to get rid of their frustration...SHAME ON YOU FOR CALLING YOURSELF A MUSLIM and for women to help in kidnapping that poor girl..maybe they should be ganged raped to see how it feels ...

Naj | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

This is disgusting - how can men treat any female especially a child in this way. Their animals and should be hung. Pakistan was a country made for Muslim but its sad to say Pakistan is failure to the world. The legal system is non existant & changes for those with money, parents fail to teach their child the basics about respecting each other and equal rights, everyone just there to bleed the system dry. It's a lost case. No hope for Pakistan.

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