KARACHI: Police have arrested a man for allegedly molesting a minor girl on Sunday. The suspect was arrested from Khamiso Goth, New Karachi for allegedly molesting his neighbour earlier in the day.
The seven-year-old girl, M*, daughter of a labourer, Salamat, had reportedly gone to the nearby store when tragedy struck. “She had left her home to buy something from the nearby general store,” District West police chief DIG Javed Odho told The Express Tribune. The victim had informed her family about the incident who had later reported the matter to the police. The police arrested the shopkeeper. The victim was shifted to Jinnah hospital where signs of molestation were observed. “It was actually attempted rape,” the lady medico-legal officer at the JPMC, Dr Rohina Hassan, told The Express Tribune.
SHO Rehmatullah said that the suspect, Chanesor, was a resident of the same area, was married and had three children. “We have arrested him and are waiting for the medical report to register a case,” the officer added.
The incidents of subjecting minor girls to rape have been on the rise recently with this being the fourth reported incident in the city since Thursday. Police claim to have arrested all the suspects.
On Saturday, the police arrested two of the four men allegedly involved in the kidnapping and gang rape of a 15-year-old girl, S*, in Mehmoodabad. They also arrested the accused allegedly involved in subjecting his cousin to rape in Orangi Town on the same day. Meanwhile, Azizabad police disclosed the arrests of a couple allegedly involved in the murder and suspected rape of a minor girl, N*, whose body was found from Sea View on Thursday.
“Unfortunately, this disease exists in our society, the main reason for which is illiteracy,” said DIG Odho. “Usually, parents avoid reporting these incidents for fear of losing their respect but the positive role of media and prompt action by the police have encouraged them which is why these incidents are now surfacing.” *Names changed to protect privacy of individuals
Published in The Express Tribune, September 30th, 2013.
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