anti-rape protest in Lahore on September 14
The body of a 10-year-old boy who was abducted on Tuesday was recovered on Wednesday. The minor was raped before being strangled to death.
According to the victim’s family, the 10-year-old stepped out of his house to buy some things when men kidnapped him from within the remit of the Baghbanpura police station in Habibullah town area.
After searching for him in vain, the victim’s family informed police who were unable to trace his recovery. His body was then found in the fields on Wednesday morning.
Police arrived at the scene and shifted the body to a hospital for a postmortem. Further investigation into the incident is under way.
Rape is notoriously difficult to prosecute in Pakistan. In April 2011, the Supreme Court had upheld the acquittal of five men sentenced to death in Pakistan’s most famous rape case, that of Mukhtar Mai.
Mai was gang raped in 2002 on the orders of a village council as punishment, after her brother, who was aged just 12 at the time, was accused of having illicit relations with a woman from a rival clan. A local court had sentenced six men to death, but a higher court acquitted five of them in March 2005, and commuted the sentence for the main accused, Abdul Khaliq, to life imprisonment.
A story reported by the BBC reveals exactly why Sadia (name has been changed to protect the victim’s privacy), a young girl living in a village in rural Pakistan was gang raped by a number of men.
They made a video of the rape and then shared it via Bluetooth and various cell phone-enabled social media. It went viral. Thousands of Pakistanis clicked on it, watched it and yes even shared it far and wide.
NAMAKKAL: Police on Tuesday arrested five men who gang-raped a woman in front of her husband near Rasipuram in the Namakkal district of Tamil Nadu on Sunday night.
The woman was gang-raped by five men while she was returning home with her husband after shopping.
"The men waylaid the couple. They tied the husband to a tree and raped her in front of him," the Namagiripettai police, who are investigating the case, said.
Neighbours of the woman brought this issue to Namakkal district superintendent of police (SP) S R Senthil Kumar. The SP ordered the Namagiripettai police to register a case.
The police arrested the accused from their hideout on Tuesday morning. The accused were remanded in judicial custody.
Meanwhile, the victim was sent to Salem government hospital for medical examination.