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KARACHI: A six-year-old girl was raped and later the suspect(s) tried to kill her, but the child survived in a drain where she was thrown in the Ibrahim Hyderi police limits on Thursday evening, police and hospital officials said.

They added that the girl was found injured on the Malir riverbed near Korangi Crossing. Her throat and a hand bore stab wounds.

She was initially taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, which referred her to the Civil Hospital Karachi, where her medical examination was carried out by a lady doctor, said a senior medico-legal officer Dr Mubarak Pathan.

Quoting the report, the MLO said she was raped. It appeared that later on, the suspect(s) tried to kill her as her throat was slit, added the doctor.

She was referred to the trauma centre, where she was being operated upon. Later, plastic surgery would be carried out to save her life.

Ibrahim Hyderi police officer Mohammad Juman told Dawn that when the girl came to, she identified herself and also told the name of her father to the police.

She told the police that she was studying in a Korangi school.

The officer said that it appeared that she was kidnapped and later subjected to criminal assault before being thrown into the drain.

The police said that they were trying to locate the victim’s parents. She originally hailed from Mithi in Thar.

Published in Dawn, January 20th, 2017