6-year-old girl 'gang-raped' in Sukkur

Published August 11, 2018
Minor girl was kidnapped by two young men who abducted her when she was playing in the nearby fields. —Photo by author
Minor girl was kidnapped by two young men who abducted her when she was playing in the nearby fields. —Photo by author

A six-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped in Sukkur's suburban area of Kandhra reportedly by two young men who abducted her when she was playing in the nearby fields, police said on Friday after arresting the suspects.

According to Sukkur Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Maroof Usman, the suspects took the victim into the fields where they tied her with ropes and raped her.

The accused were about to flee when they were caught by the minor girl's parents who had come to the fields while looking for her.

The girl was taken to the Sukkur Civil Hospital and the two men — believed to be 18-year-olds from the same family — were handed over to the police by the girl's family.

A first information report (FIR) has been registered by the police against the two accused under Section 376 (ii) of the Pakistan Penal Code which states: "When rape is committed by two or more persons in furtherance of common intention of all, each of such persons shall be punished with death or imprisonment for life."

The medical report of the girl will be issued in two days time, ASP Usman said.

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