Third-grader raped inside school

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Staff Reporter

A student of grade three was raped at her school in Nishtar Colony here, the police said on Friday. According to the family, the crime took place nine days ago.

“On June 21, my daughter came back home from her school at 10am and immediately went to bed,” the survivor’s mother said.

When the eight-year-old woke up, she told her parents that a man at the school raped her. The third-grader added that her teachers threatened to expel her if she told anyone about it.

A case has been registered with the Nishtar Colony Police under Section 376 (Punishment for rape) of the Pakistan Penal Code. The child’s medical reports corroborated the rape.

A teacher has been detained for questioning, the investigating officer said, adding that further investigation is underway.

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