Eight-year-old girl kidnapped, raped by neighbour in Karachi’s outskirts

Published September 19, 2021
The additional police surgeon said the girl had been subjected to a violent sexual assault as there were several injuries on her body. 1642208— AFP/File
The additional police surgeon said the girl had been subjected to a violent sexual assault as there were several injuries on her body. 1642208— AFP/File

KARACHI: A minor girl was kidnapped and raped allegedly by her 20-year-old neighbour in the outskirts of the city on Saturday, police and hospital officials said.

A police officer said that a man informed Madadgar-15 about the presence of an eight-year-old girl in Soomar Goth near Ayesha Masjid. It transpired that the girl was kidnapped a few hours before by a young man, who allegedly sexually assaulted her and fled.

However, the police claimed to have arrested the suspect and booked him in a case registered on the complaint of the victim’s family.

The girl was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for a medical examination.

A young man has been booked and arrested on the complaint of girl’s family

Additional Police Surgeon Summaiya Syed confirmed that the girl was raped. She described it as a “horrible rape case of a minor girl” saying she was examined under anaesthesia by a medico-legal officer.

She said the girl had been subjected to a violent sexual assault as there were several injuries on her body.

Malir SSP Irfan Bahadur said the held suspect was a neighbour of the minor girl. She along with her father was asleep on the roof of her home when the suspect kidnapped her early on Saturday morning and subjected her to criminal assault at a nearby plot.

Transporter shot dead upon resistance

A 35-year-old man was shot dead by armed robbers upon resistance in Sir Syed Town on Friday night, police said on Saturday.

Area SHO Zahid Husain said that Mohammed Mehmood, a transporter by profession, was standing beneath the Nagan Chowrangi flyover when armed robbers riding a motorbike emerged there and tried to snatch his mobile phone. As he put up resistance, the robbers opened fire and fled with the booty.

The man suffered a single bullet wound in the chest and died on the spot. The body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.

Published in Dawn, September 19th, 2021

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