RAHIM YAR KHAN: A 14-year-old boy, an alleged gang-rape victim, reportedly committed suicide on Friday in Jetha Bhutta, Khanpur tehsil, 60 kilometers from Rahim Yar Khan.

The family says the suspects took away the boy on Monday from the village and gang-raped him for two days after giving him liquids spiked with intoxicants. Later, they threw him near his home on Wednesday. When the family found him, the boy was a dead faint.

Victim’s father Malik Iqbal reported the matter to Head Tallaywala check post and sought a case against the suspects. He said police picked just one suspect and despite keeping him in custody for two days, did not register a case.

He said his son, who was already in trauma, could not bear the stress and humiliation from police behaviour and jumped before a goods train at the nearby track and died at the scene on Friday.

Heirs with other residents of the area placed the body on Rahim Yar Khan-Bahawalpur Road and blocked it for two hours. They alleged that police had demanded Rs50,000 to register a case.

A police officer said they had suspended Sub-Inspector Imtiaz Ali from service and arrested him under section 155-C of the Police Order of 2002. He said another case had also been registered by the heirs against the suspects under sections 266, 377 and 322 of the PPC in Saddar police station.

Published in Dawn, August 15th, 2015

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