Five-year-old raped in Lahore: IG Punjab presents report to SC

Published: September 14, 2013
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CJ takes suo motu notice of the rape of a 5-year-old girl. PHOTO: FILE

CJ takes suo motu notice of the rape of a 5-year-old girl. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry took suo motu notice of the rape of a five-year-old girl in Lahore, Express News reported on Saturday.

Doctors said that the condition of the girl is out of danger but it would still take her more time to recover.

CCTV footage from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital has been obtained. It was reported that the victim is out of critical condition.

Investigation teams under the leadership of two SPs were sent out to look for the rapists involved.

The inspector general of Punjab Police presented a two page report to the Supreme Court earlier today.

The girl was found outside a hospital at around 8pm on Friday, said Lahore police chief Chaudhry Shafiq, a day after she went missing from a low-income neighbourhood in the city.

“We suspect that unknown men kidnapped the girl and after raping her threw her outside the hospital,” Shafiq said.

CCTV footage showed a security guard from Lahore’s Sir Ganga Ram hospital carrying the victim into the building on his shoulder after he found her lying on the road in a critical condition, said the police chief.
Doctors said the child was raped several times, added Shafiq, and after receiving emergency care was transferred to the intensive care unit of nearby Services hospital.

Provincial law minister Rana Sanaullah told reporters Friday that those who raped the young girl will be found and punished.
“Those who have done this are not humans but beasts and will be arrested and prosecuted under the law and given exemplary punishments,” Sanaullah told reporters.

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  • Jyala
    Sep 14, 2013 - 10:49AM

    I demand Capital Punishment for rapists…

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  • Concerned
    Sep 14, 2013 - 10:57AM

    Guys get ready. The West who are on an alert to get such news from Muslim countries in order to portray themselves as the best and superior will defame whole Pakistan and will state that everyone here is the same. In America alone one rape occurs every hour but how many media outlets tell that.?. But our oversensitive media will now axe our own dignity with such incident.Recommend

  • Waqas
    Sep 14, 2013 - 10:59AM

    Burn them to death…….PLEASE

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  • Shaheen
    Sep 14, 2013 - 11:17AM

    The related Police officers must be shown there full attention, and these ravenous types of peoples must be punished

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  • Asad
    Sep 14, 2013 - 11:45AM

    Nothing will be done. Trust me.

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  • Pakistani
    Sep 14, 2013 - 11:46AM

    @Concerned: So you mean that such heinous crimes should not be reported? I wonder when people like you will get over with their average Pakistani approach of hiding crimes instead of finding a solution to themRecommend

  • Humanity
    Sep 14, 2013 - 11:54AM

    @Concerned wrote “…But our oversensitive media will now axe our own dignity with such incident..

    This pathetic person, instead of being repulsed by the gang rape of a 5 year old child, is concerned about His/her own dignity.

    Don’t be concerned about a dignity that is not there in the first place. Shameless person!

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  • Iqtidar
    Sep 14, 2013 - 11:55AM

    @Concerned. The defamation in this case is very well deserved. Don’t forget that the western media also covered this issue extensively in our eastern neighbor. So just stop communalising the issue. Such an insensitive comment to make given that a minor has been raped and all you care about is the ‘ghairat’ being axed. Moreover, in a region where speedy justice is only expected if the issue gets media attention you would expect such a behavior.

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  • faiza
    Sep 14, 2013 - 12:18PM

    I hope these people, no these animals, are caught and punished. I feel repulsed to be part of a society where the judicial system is so flawed that the accused get away most of the time. I feel for the little girl as I have a daughter of my own. Low income group mothers cannot even be there to keep a watchful eye on their children as they have to go out and earn. Really disturbing news.

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  • Noor Basha
    Sep 14, 2013 - 12:48PM

    i dont expect such a cowardness from any Pakistan which you showed , how senseless you are to say that ,what a dumb comment you have , you need some dose of Humanity ,,,shame on you
    @Concerned:

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  • Pak
    Sep 14, 2013 - 12:49PM

    She is only 5 years old. Just FIVE YEARS OLD. Oh God. Have mercy on her.

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  • Jyala
    Sep 14, 2013 - 12:55PM

    @Concerned:

    Please provide any evidence that any American has raped 48 dead bodies in der respective graves …

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  • Mobeen
    Sep 14, 2013 - 12:58PM

    Words cannot express the sorrow and grief that I feel for this young child. How can this happen and why does it happen? We as human beings must protect our children as they are our own future. Dignity is standing up to realize and admit that our society is a breeding ground for sick mindedness, we must work to get rid of it at whatever cost. And judgement must also be dealt to the media that disclosed the name of this young child, a little credit for understanding the sensitivity of this issue must be given to the tribune.

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  • Baba Ji
    Sep 14, 2013 - 12:59PM

    I can assure you it would not have happened under Taliban rule … period !!!

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  • Zaid
    Sep 14, 2013 - 1:12PM

    dont disrespect animals animals dont rape @faiza:

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  • SHAGY
    Sep 14, 2013 - 1:13PM

    @Baba Ji : I am sorry to say this, but under Taliban rule, they would have kept her till she was dead! or maybe it would have been 5 year old boys going missing….as that is how SICK our society is becoming especially the supposedly pious/religious lot!

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  • RS
    Sep 14, 2013 - 1:20PM

    Dear friends from Pakistan,
    Dont worry what world has to say. Dont fear about reputation. The world will always make fun. You should report and punish these animals just like it hss been done in India.
    This is the right way and only way. Or else these beast will become bolder and defiant and one day enter your house.

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  • Umer
    Sep 14, 2013 - 1:42PM

    @Concerned:
    U mean then this incident should get unreported ?

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  • It Is (still) Economy Stupid
    Sep 14, 2013 - 1:53PM

    How is that people show outrage for rape and keep quiet for child bride?

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  • Shaheen
    Sep 14, 2013 - 2:08PM

    @Baba Ji:
    yes your correct.

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  • ali ahmed
    Sep 14, 2013 - 2:30PM

    shame on Lahori …no protest from the people of Lahore..take the example of India…nearly whole of india came out in protest ….starting from Delhi..the place where raped occured

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  • Ali
    Sep 14, 2013 - 2:32PM

    Wait before the court frees them.

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  • Atif
    Sep 14, 2013 - 2:33PM

    @Concerned: “Shame on you” :@

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  • Salman Hasan
    Sep 14, 2013 - 3:07PM

    When will our courts punish these rapists in reality. All I hear is that they are arrested, tried and then released due to poor prosecution from the state. If this time they can’t catch a rapist of this poor little girl, then all prosecutor and relevant Home Minister should resign.

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  • Masood Akhtar
    Sep 14, 2013 - 3:11PM

    @Concerned: I am feeling ashamed of reading your comments. I person rapes a 5 year old and you want media not to take notice of it. Yes instances of rape occurs in USA but culprits get exemplary punishment. If media have not portrayed it nobody could have noticed it.

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  • Muhammad Rizwan Ali
    Sep 14, 2013 - 3:19PM

    Only capital punishment………..Recommend

  • Muhammad Rizwan Ali
    Sep 14, 2013 - 3:22PM

    Only Capital Punishment..

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  • Muhammad Ehsan Elahi
    Sep 14, 2013 - 3:29PM

    @Concerned:
    Shame on you. God Forbid if the same happen to you or one of your relative, will you still demand media to not raise a single voice?. I feel when it happens to somebody, he just want to burn the whole world down. Seriously shame on you, rather than condemning the act, you are condemning the media.

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  • ifrah javaid
    Sep 14, 2013 - 3:43PM

    shame on all guys who did such rubbish work :( Allah give good health to kid aameen

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  • Truth_Prevails
    Sep 14, 2013 - 3:43PM

    Miss Gen Zia badly!

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  • saddaf nouman
    Sep 14, 2013 - 3:53PM

    Brutality at its peak!! I consider animals must be having some elements of humanity in them.To me , hanging them to death is not enough.

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  • Libra
    Sep 14, 2013 - 3:55PM

    @Concerned:

    Are you also un-apprehended culprit or a potential culprit? Shame on you many times.

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  • syed sajjad qamar
    Sep 14, 2013 - 4:08PM

    I feel sorrow for this incident but you can not stop it such cases will remain happening because there is no law/justice in our country. If there is any law that is only for poor peoples.

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  • Insaan
    Sep 14, 2013 - 4:43PM

    @Concerned: “In America alone one rape occurs every hour but how many media outlets tell that.?. But our oversensitive media will now axe our own dignity with such incident.”

    I am surprised 21 people favor Connerned’s comment.
    What rapes in America have to do with this rape? Did Pakistanis rape this 5 year old girl because women get raped in USA? As for as I know, Muslim women and girls without any burqa are much safer in America than any Muslim country.

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  • Haris Chaudhry
    Sep 14, 2013 - 4:52PM

    @ Concerned:

    Guys get ready. The West who are on an
    alert to get such news from Muslim
    countries in order to portray
    themselves as the best and superior
    will defame whole Pakistan and will
    state that everyone here is the same.
    In America alone one rape occurs every
    hour but how many media outlets tell
    that.?. But our oversensitive media
    will now axe our own dignity with such
    incident.

    The medieval, misogynist, delusional and deranged mindset of a stone-age person on full display !

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  • Insaan
    Sep 14, 2013 - 5:12PM

    @Pak: She is only 5 years old. Just FIVE YEARS OLD. Oh God. Have mercy on her.

    In Pakistan even boys get raped. There was a news recently in ET where an 8-yr old boy was raped by a Moulvi in Madrasah in Pakistan. Police even refused to register an FIR.

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  • BRUISED INDIAN
    Sep 14, 2013 - 5:12PM

    @Concerned: Did you just give preference to your own dignity over a lady / girl / child being raped?
    O M G this has to be the saddest facepalm!!

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  • mrs ali
    Sep 14, 2013 - 5:15PM

    This is not a case in isolation. There are many such cases in pakistan. Lets not forget the law in Pakistan criminalises women who report rape and charge them with adultry. There is not one but many issues with Pakistan and this is due to the lack of an accountable government as well as the infiltration of culture from the west which pushes freedom to act as ine pleases even if it replicates an animal. What Pakistan needs is a return to the islamic foundations that Qasim brought to this land and a leader who fears allah. A system that implemts islam holistically and a society where such crimes are properly dealt with.

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  • SV
    Sep 14, 2013 - 5:21PM

    Extremely slow and painful death for those rapist

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  • Indian
    Sep 14, 2013 - 5:37PM

    Extremely slow and painful death for those people. Should be handed over to public after proving them guilty in the court of law.

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  • ptr
    Sep 14, 2013 - 5:46PM

    @Concerned: You mean “Jo kuch kerwa rha hai America kerwa rha hai?”Recommend

  • Khalil Qaiser
    Sep 14, 2013 - 6:05PM

    Must be hanged them in public….!!! very very shamful act. God bless the victim and will punish the defaulters.

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  • Dawn
    Sep 14, 2013 - 6:14PM

    @Concerned:
    “over sensitive media” are you kidding me . What else do you need to wake up from eternal anesthesia of ignorance. You know about America because over there people are not afraid of reporting rape . In Pakistan or any other muslim country , rapes are usually not reported for obvious reasons it doesn’t means it does happen over there.

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  • Dawn
    Sep 14, 2013 - 6:17PM

    @Baba Ji:
    Sure , In Taliban rule the girl will be killed so no girl no news .
    I can’t believe there are actually 7 likes for his comment.

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  • sid
    Sep 14, 2013 - 6:21PM

    South Asian men behave like morally high person but in reality they are biggest hypocrites in the world……..

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  • Dawn
    Sep 14, 2013 - 6:22PM

    @Truth_Prevails:
    bahahahah .. .Gen Zia is one of the reasons why we are so morally bankrupt. Go read history but not the one who is written by Gen Zia .

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  • Insaan
    Sep 14, 2013 - 6:46PM

    @Baba Ji: I can assure you it would not have happened under Taliban rule … period !!!

    Moulvis/Imams are famous for sexually abusing young kids. Do you think Talibans are better than these people.Recommend

  • aneeza
    Sep 14, 2013 - 6:46PM

    Are you in your senses? You want we should not involve media in this ans these rapists gets more freedom. No brother, they should be brought up in infront. There faces should not be hidden @Concerned:Recommend

  • Sep 14, 2013 - 9:58PM

    pakistan needs a force to deal with criminal and terrorist. just like usa fbi to deal with criminals and terrorist.there are lot of terrorist, like gang of al;capone in chicago in 1930’s in usa. and fbi wipe out. need fbi like force to wipe out city politian associated criminal terrorist forces.

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  • Anam
    Sep 14, 2013 - 11:48PM

    @Concerned:
    Shame on you for such an insolent review if there is some humanity left inside you get out of those repulsive thoughts and stop spreading negativity at least…even if you don’t have the guts to fight for justice to an innocent child.

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  • Gp65
    Sep 15, 2013 - 12:59AM

    @Concerned:
    A young girl of 5 gets raped and instead of being concerned about the poor girl, your response is to point out that there are more rapes in USA. So until and unless the number of rapes in Pakistan reach that level, according to you know Pakistani girl deserves support by its own media and civil society? And if media even reports such a story, it should be called ‘over sensitive media’? How wrong you are. Don’t worry about what international media thinks. Focus on mproving things for your own citizens. Once the reality changes, the perception will change with a lag. Recommend

  • Gp65
    Sep 15, 2013 - 1:02AM

    @Pakistani:
    I rarely agree with you but 100% agree with your response to @concerned. we should be more concerned about making things better for our own citizens rather than worrying about what someone else will say.Recommend

  • Gp65
    Sep 15, 2013 - 1:26AM

    ETBLOGS1987

    @mrs ali:
    Yes, you are correct that the hudood law criminalizes the victim and it was a problem. So that is one good thing done by PPP when it repealed that law.Unclear how and why you think that has anything to do with West. Also you want to replicate what Qasim did? He and his soldiers raped lots of local women.
    Don’t bring religious flavor into an issue like rape. It is a crime against humanity.

    @Truth_prevails
    Reporting of rape went way down in Zia’s time because of the Hudood laws which criminalizes the victim and which allowed the rapist to go scot free because it would be rare for a woman to be able to produce 4 good Muslim men as witnesses, in the absence of which the girl was sentenced to zina, this does not mean actual incidence of rape went down. I would suspect it went way up because during that time rapists had no fear of being punished.

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  • Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    Sep 15, 2013 - 1:35AM

    This was a very brutal act but according to Islamic laws there should be FOUR witness. Here in our country we need eye witness and rest is not considered as evidence. What an unfortunate law in rape cases..Recommend

  • Samee Bukhari
    Sep 15, 2013 - 3:25AM

    Hanggg’ that/them till death in liberty round about. So that no one can dare next time fmor such time of cruell. I’m feeling sorry for this little angel :(

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  • Aschraful Makhlooq
    Sep 15, 2013 - 11:00AM

    I am really ashamed on it that today’s Pakistan is a welfare state and Islamic Republic of Pakistan just in the constitution/documents never in the practical sense…..

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  • CONCERNEDisRIGHT
    Sep 15, 2013 - 12:31PM

    @all those criticizing ‘Concerned’ : do something about your ‘shining india’ before preaching here under false names.

    Concerned is absolutely right. Know why? Because Pakistan’s honour is above an individual’s honour. Period. End of story.

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  • M. T. Ali
    Sep 15, 2013 - 3:20PM

    @Concerned:
    What if victim of these rapes were your sister or daughter, than should this crime have been covered up just to project our image. These arehuman beings, not mere statistics we are talking about. If you are talking about Islam than for such heinous crimes the punishment given is very severe and to be publicly announced to serve as a deterrence for others. To hide such crimes is criminal and immoral. A society that hides crimes is a society that will stand condemned and degenerate. We need tocomedownwith an iron hand for our own sake. Forget about what others will say.

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  • TrueBlue43
    Sep 15, 2013 - 3:25PM

    @Concerned: for a minute, assume it was your daughter and then i dare you to type ‘oversensitive’ ….. get a life dude ….. just imagine what the 5 year old girl must have gone through at the hands of the animal & you brought ‘unrelated’ stats in here ….

    On another note, the commercial & cheap way in which media channles deliver news these days is getting unbearable. The way the mic is shoved in the faces of the family members, the race to be the 1st one to get hold of any information related to the victims, the way pharses are orchestrated to be in ‘daramatic rythm’ & ‘poetic wazan’ without any regard to the type of news, a serious deficiency of sobriety ….. How difficult is it to be sympathetic and give the victim some privacy / speace owing to the nature of the incident …… PEMRA has some serious role to play here

    Lastly, it really nauseates to be reminded that we have animals like this around us thinking in this way about little girls ….. an exemplary punishment should be sentenced to the beast …..

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  • saima
    Sep 15, 2013 - 3:35PM

    the culprits should be hanged to death publicly..so no one can even think of such heinous act in future. I am wondering why are those mullahs and jamiat remained silent over this issue. those are paid workers with a dead conscience who just put opposing laws for women in the name of Islam for their own interest. Could they come forward and protect every woman of this country PRACTICALLY…

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  • Sep 15, 2013 - 7:52PM

    this is very pain full news Police officers must be shown there full attention, and these ravenous types of peoples must be punished

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  • sanam
    Sep 16, 2013 - 12:24AM

    They should b stoned till death so no body would dare to do such a brutal n inhumane act…

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  • Tamoor
    Sep 16, 2013 - 1:16AM

    May she getwell soon. Give them punishment that give a lesson to others not to do like that. Cut their ———.shameful incident.

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  • meenu
    Sep 17, 2013 - 1:10PM

    The main need is to punish those animals religiously n openly according to the islamic law ..
    that will also help in restoring the dignity of land ….may Allah help us

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  • Emen Khan
    Sep 17, 2013 - 3:34PM

    According to a news report THREE minor girls were raped yesterday in Peshawar alone, one of them a five years old was later brutally murdered. A small news appeared on the back page of
    a news paper. No on has so far taken notice of these cases. Where are the civic bodies? we
    are now certainly asking for GOD’s wrath.

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  • Insaan
    Sep 17, 2013 - 7:57PM

    @Emen Khan: According to a news report THREE minor girls were raped yesterday in Peshawar alone, one of them a five years old was later brutally murdered

    This may be the reason why talibans don’t want to girls to go to school. May girls and their families don’t report rape for fear of shame.

    A Saudi teacher raped 19 girl students. He was able to rape 19 because 18 girls did not tell any one about their rape. Teacher has 4 wives and a few kids of his own. News can be verified on the Internet.

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  • Naveen
    Sep 17, 2013 - 9:20PM

    Crime happens in all countries, Proportionate punishment in very few.

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  • Sep 18, 2013 - 5:51PM

    Such people are harmfull wild beast….. they shoul be burned alive before media.. It hurts every social person.

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