KARACHI: A young girl in the flood-hit Shahdadpur was allegedly tortured and raped by two men who “kidnapped” her on the pretext of giving her ration, officials said.

The area police said that they had detained one of the two suspects after the victim’s family came up with the complaint against them. The case would be registered after initial probe into the charges, said a police official. “The victim and her family said the girl was kidnapped by a rickshaw driver and his accomplice,” he said.

“They promised her to give her ration and relief goods provided by the government and welfare organisations for the flood victims. But they took her to their hideout where they kept the girl for two days and raped her. The girl returned to the family after two days and shared her ordeal,” said the official quoting the girl’s family.

Meanwhile, the Sindh Minister for Women Development Syeda Shehla Raza took notice of the incident. She asked police to arrest all the suspects involved in the “crime”. She assured of providing legal support to the victim and her family.

Published in Dawn, September 2nd, 2022

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