Three boys arrested for attempted gang rape of minor in Karachi
KARACHI: Three young boys were arrested on Monday for allegedly attempting to gang rape an eight-year-old girl in Karachi, ARY News reported.
Police said the boys, aged about 12 and 13, were trying to gang rape the minor girl in Gul-e-Raana Society, Soldier Bazaar area, after abducting her from near her house in the same area.
They reportedly kidnapped the girl, while she was playing near her house, and forcibly took her to a house. The police said the suspects shut the girl’s mouth with their hands and tried to rape her in a room.
“A rape and abduction case has been registered against Shehryar, son of Naveed, Ebad, s/o Raees, and Kashif, s/o Mehboob, who were caught red-handed by the police,” said the police.
While disclosing how their attempt was foiled, police said: “Another girl, who was standing nearby where the victim was playing, ran towards the victims’s house and told her father the complete story. Upon which, the father informed the police and reached at the site with police,” they said.
The father registered a case of rape and abduction against the trio, while, police is further interrogating from them, said the police.
The cases of child sexual abuse galore have surfaced following the rape and murder of Kasur’s Zainab.
On Feb 17 , an anti-terrorism court of Lahore awarded four death penalties to the prime suspect, Imran Ali, for raping and murdering the minor in Kasur. He was also sentenced to life imprisonment and a separate 7-year jail term. The court also asked him to pay a collective fine of Rs 3.1 million.The court conducted the swiftest trial in Pakistan’s judicial history at Kot Lakhpat Jail and concluded proceedings within four days.