SHC takes notice of flood-hit minor girl’s case

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The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday took notice of gang-rape of a flood-hit minor girl in Karachi’s Clifton area.

Sindh High Court Chief Justice Ahmed Ali Shaikh took notice of the gang-rape incident and summoned DIG South to appear in person on October 27.Besides him, the court also directed SSP Investigation South-I to appear before SHC along with the investigation report.The SHC Registrar’s office said that the CJ SHC took notice of the incident after the news was published in newspapers.Suspect arrested : Karachi police claimed to have arrested seven accused including ‘prime suspect’ in the gang-rape case of a minor girl who belongs to a flood-affected family.Police said that the ‘prime suspect’ was arrested in Tando Allahyar. Sources said that police also traced the vehicle that was used at the crime scene.Sources added that the suspects were being interrogated by police officials.

The incident: A flood-affected girl was allegedly gang-raped by two unidentified persons in the Clifton area of Karachi. The minor girl – residing at the flood relief camp – was abducted from outside a shopping mall at Karachi’s Clifton Block 4.

Later, the flood-affected girl was found at the same place at 02:00 pm. She was later shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) after her health deteriorated, where the doctors confirmed she was ‘gang-raped’.The police, while quoting the victim, said that two identified persons abducted a minor girl and sexually assaulted her. Hospital sources told media that the girl is eight or nine-year-old.

Meanwhile, additional Inspector General of Police Karachi Javed Alam Odho on Wednesday announced the arrest of accused involved in molestation of a flood victim 9-year-old girl in Clifton area. Addressing a news conference at Karachi Police Office, the city police chief said the accused were arrested by district South police within 72 hours of tragic incident. He said the arrested, identified as Ghulam Rasool and Khalid, were arrested on October 23rd who had abducted the minor girl from the car parking of a shopping mall, who was begging there. The accused took her near Do Darya area molested her. Later, they dropped the injured child at the mall.

The victim minor was shifted to hospital in injured condition while the case was registered on a complaint of victim’s mother. The Karachi police chief said a team headed by Deputy IGP South Irfan Baloch was formed to probe the case. Police, with the help of CCTV footage of different locations, traced the vehicle used in the crime.

 

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