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Teenage girl gang-raped in Manzoor Colony

KARACHI: A teenage girl was subjected to gang rape in a Manzoor Colony locality within the remit of the Baloch Colony police station, police said on Sunday.

They said that the incident occurred on Saturday in Manzoor Colony’s Junejo Town and a case (FIR 67/2012) was registered late on Saturday night at the Baloch Colony police station against two men nominated as alleged rapists by the victim’s family.

The police said that the two men forcibly took the victim girl to an abandoned room near a cement workshop in the area and subjected her to gang rape.

The suspects were also residents of the same area and had earlier threatened the victim girl, they added.

The girl was first shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, but her medical examination could not be conducted there and she was taken to the Civil Hospital, where her medical examination was carried out.

The female medico-legal officer at the Civil Hospital confirmed that the girl had been subjected to rape.

Following the initial medical report, the Baloch Colony police registered the case (FIR 67/2012) under Sections 376 (punishment for rape), 365 (kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine a person), 364-A (kidnapping or abducting a persons under age of fourteen) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code against two men on a complaint of the victim’s family.

Baloch Colony SHO Muhammad Aslam told Dawn that one of the suspects had been arrested, while raids were being carried out for the arrest of his accomplice.

SSP South Naeem Ahmed Shaikh said that the two suspects were also residents of the same street of Manzoor Colony where the girl lived with her family. “We have obtained the samples of the arrested suspect for a DNA test,” he added.