BADIN: Two teenage boys, students of 9th class, were subjected to gang-rape a day ago by gangs of sexual predators, who also included a police constable and an office-bearer of a political party.

Badin SSP Sheeraz Nazeer has since suspended the constable and ordered registration of an FIR against him and the office-bearer has been issued notice by the party’s district president over the boy’s rape.

The father of the victim told a press conference at Seerani Press Club on the outskirts of the city the other day that on Sunday his son was playing cricket with his friends opposite Seerani filling station when the constable and his friends lured or coerced his son into accompanying them to Badin where they subjected him to gang-rape and dumped him near Gopang locality when he fell unconscious.

He said that some people of Meghwar community spotted the boy and brought him to his house.

Badin police have registered an FIR under Section 190, 377, 337-J and 34 against the constable and three of his accomplices. Police had arrested the constable while other accused were still at large.

The SSP took notice of another similar incident in which another young boy was subjected to gang-rape by an office-bearer of a political party and his friend. A case was lodged against the accused on the SSP’s orders.

The uncle of the victim said in his complaint that his nephew was not only raped but the accused also filmed his ordeal on a mobile phone.

Police have registered an FIR under Section 377-34 PPC on a complainant lodged by the victim’s uncle against the political party’s office-bearer and his friend, while president of the political party’s Badin chapter issued a notice to the accused asking him to come clean on allegations of sexual assault.

Published in Dawn, April 24th, 2024

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