Child abuse case emerges in Multan

Published: August 15, 2015
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MULTAN: Police have booked five accused out of eight in a child abuse scandal in Multan. The accused were said to have captured videos with the threat of uploading them on internet on disclosure of the tragedy.

Police have also conducted raids in search of the rest of the three accused. According to the police, the child abuse scandal came to light after the disclosure of Pakistan’s biggest child abuse scandal in Kasur.

A spokesman to City Police Inspector Rana Zaheeruddin Babar said the Mumtazabad police have registered child sex abuse complaint against eight accused.

Read: Breaking taboos: ‘Kasur scandal worst in history’

They are Ehtisham Sindhu, Ahmed Baloch, Arbaz, Shan, Jafar Ghouri, Juna, Mohsin and Irfan. The accused were involved in sexually abusing a 9th class student RF* and capturing it on video.

The accused were blackmailing the family in order to receive more money and the family lodged complaint after failing to meet the demands by the culprits.

The victim’s father lodged his complaint with Mumtazabad police stating that his son was 13 or 14 years old. He was studying in 9th class when his class fellow Muhammad Tayyab and Islam kidnapped him at gunpoint three months ago.

The kidnappers shifted his son at a deserted house where three accused Ehtisham Sindhu, Ahmed Baloch, Niyiaz sodomized the boy and the rest of the five accused captured videos.

The accused were blackmailing the family for the last three months and receiving heavy money for not uploading the video on internet.

Read: Say no to abuse: Paediatrics protests Kasur child porn scandal

Mumtazabad police have arrested the five accused and conducted raids for the search of the rest of the three accused, police spokesperson added. (Initials used to protect victim’s identity)

Published in The Express Tribune, August 15th, 2015.

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Reader Comments (12)

  • Rollin & Trollin
    Aug 15, 2015 - 9:22AM

    Depraved here, there, and everywhere !Recommend

  • Aug 15, 2015 - 9:44AM

    Shocking! Horrific! These heinous and unpardonable crimes take place when the country is run berserk by criminals posing as democrats. My deepest sympathies for the family and may the military courts take over without any excuse from lawyers and bogus parliamentarians. SalamsRecommend

  • Aug 15, 2015 - 10:05AM

    responsible reporting please. this is not a scandal. It is an isolated incident and can happen even in developed countries. While it is unfortunate, the word ‘scandal’ here is not justified by journalistic standards. Recommend

  • Shahbaz
    Aug 15, 2015 - 10:15AM

    This is what happens when we have a closed society.Recommend

  • earthling
    Aug 15, 2015 - 11:27AM

    Dear Muhammad Usman. I would like to differ please. Even the dictionary.com defines “scandal” as “A disgraceful or discreditable action or circumstance”. Let’s not argue over words. Don’t you think this is a shameful and tragic incident? Also sadly it seems to be happening in different places and only now coming to light. Recommend

  • ashar
    Aug 15, 2015 - 12:50PM

    This is an old story. Only being unearthed now a days. I remember my relatives living in interior of Sindh always used to keep an strict watch on their early teenage boys while going out and back from school and playgrounds.Recommend

  • Aug 15, 2015 - 1:13PM

    Oh my God, another scandal! What is happening in our country!! Who is responsible! Should be hangedRecommend

  • Zain
    Aug 15, 2015 - 1:51PM

    Now here’s what will ensue now:

    Some NGOs, HRCP, HRW and EU would come forward and reveal

    that the criminals were “underage” when they assaulted

    the child hence they should not be punished to the

    maximum and ET and other English media

    outlets would dig out the adolescent

    photos of the criminals and will

    forever put them up at display.Recommend

  • Shabahat
    Aug 15, 2015 - 2:57PM

    Media must show some sense of responsibility. These incidents are not new in the society, but an exposure of one incident leads to another and so on. Media people should not follow like lambs follow lamb. We have some cultural values and do not expose such news at large. The western propaganda to disseminate everything in the name of freedom works in their culture.Recommend

  • JM
    Aug 15, 2015 - 3:28PM

    Shoot these animals in public by a firing squad.. Recommend

  • Azmat Ali
    Aug 15, 2015 - 7:35PM

    @Shabahat: it is because of people like you that many victims are unable to bring their cars to police. The only way crime is addressed when it is made public and attacked from all sides. Putting stuff under the carpet beds more of it, but less. Recommend

  • Muhammad Usman
    Aug 15, 2015 - 8:06PM

    @earthling:

    I agree that it is a shameful and disgusting act. Common understanding of scandal is something that people enjoy talking about. This one is utterly disgusting to even read. A word like scandal is not desirable. And i just noticed that Express Tribune has deleted the word scandal and changed with ‘case’ which is more in line with responsible journalistic standards which do not believe in sensationalism. Recommend

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