SC RECEIVES PO­LICE RE­PORT ON MI­NOR GIRL’S RAPE 6 YEAR OLD LEFT FOR DEAD IN DRAIN SUR­VIVED, BUT TRAU­MA­TISED

Pakistan Today (Karachi) - - KARACHI -

Apo­lice re­port in the rape case of a six-year-old girl was sub­mit­ted in the Supreme Court on Mon­day. The girl, a res­i­dent of Labour Colony of Ko­rangi 2-1/2, was raped be­fore be­ing dumped in a drain near Ko­rangi lev­el­cross­ing where she was found on Jan 19.

The child — with her throat slit and bruises on her body — sur­vived and was rushed to a hos­pi­tal, where she was op­er­ated upon on Jan 20.

The first in­for­ma­tion re­port was reg­is­tered un­der var­i­ous sec­tions, in­clud­ing the anti-ter­ror­ism act, against the sus­pects. So far, seven peo­ple have been taken into cus­tody.

“Blood sam­ples have also been col­lected from the sus­pects for a DNA test,” the po­lice re­port said, adding that the girl is still trau­ma­tised. “Her state­ment will be recorded as soon as the doc­tors per­mit,” the po­lice re­port added.

Sub-in­spec­tor Uzma Hafeez has been de­puted to pro­vide se­cu­rity to the mi­nor and as­sist in the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

A clin­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tion re­vealed that the girl was “sub­jected to bru­tal sex­ual as­sault”, two lady medico-le­gal of­fi­cers of Karachi’s Civil Hos­pi­tal con­firmed ear­lier.

The girl’s fa­ther, a ma­son by pro­fes­sion, told po­lice that she had been play­ing out­side her home in Labour Colony un­til noon on Jan 19. How­ever, he said, she went miss­ing af­ter­wards, while he had been away for work. Af­ter re­turn­ing home, the man along with his fam­ily tried to lo­cate her but failed. The fa­ther said that he later came to know through TV news chan­nels that a girl with stab wounds on her body was found in a drain near Ko­rangi Cross­ing, and iden­ti­fied her as his daugh­ter.

Ad­di­tional Po­lice Sur­geon at the Civil Hos­pi­tal Dr Qarar Ahmed said that there was a “deep wound” on her neck, which was “dan­ger­ous to her life”. He said there were also bruises on dif­fer­ent parts of her body, be­sides a stab wound on her hand.

It ap­peared as though the sus­pects had left her in the drain, as­sum­ing that she had died, he said.

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