Karachi man arrested for raping eight-year-old neighbour

Karachi (HRNW) A man, identified as Kamran, was arrested for raping an eight-year-old child in Karachi’s Steel Town, the police said Saturday.

On Friday, the survivor’s parents filed a missing person complaint at a police station in Somar Goth. According to her father, the child was playing on the roof of the house.

“After a few hours, when we went to check up on her, she wasn’t there,” he told the police. Consequently, a search operation was launched. The child was found, hours later, in an empty plot in the neighbourhood.

Initially, the police detained five men for questioning. Kamran was arrested after the eight-year-old recognised him.

“He [Kamran] confessed that he abducted the child from the roof of the house and raped her,” the investigation officer said.

An FIR has been registered under Section 376 [punishment for rape] of the Pakistan Penal Code. A medical examination of the survivor will be conducted and the suspect’s DNA samples will be collected today [Saturday], the officer added.


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