KARACHI: A minor girl was kidnapped and raped allegedly by her 20-year-old neighbor in the outskirts of the city on Saturday, police and hospital officials said.
A police officer said that a man informed Madadgar-15 about the presence of an eight-year-old girl in Soomar Goth near Ayesha Masjid. It transpired that the girl was kidnapped a few hours before by a young man, who allegedly sexually assaulted her and fled.
However, the police claimed to have arrested the suspect and booked him in a case registered on the complaint of the victim’s family.
The girl was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for a medical examination.
A young man has been booked and arrested on the complaint of girl’s family
Additional Police Surgeon Summaiya Syed confirmed that the girl was raped. She described it as a “horrible rape case of a minor girl” saying she was examined under anaesthesia by a medico-legal officer.
She said the girl had been subjected to a violent sexual assault as there were several injuries on her body.
Malir SSP Irfan Bahadur said the held suspect was a neighbour of the minor girl. She along with her father was asleep on the roof of her home when the suspect kidnapped her early on Saturday morning and subjected her to criminal assault at a nearby plot.