A police report in the rape case of a six-year-old girl was submitted in the Supreme Court on Monday, DawnNews reported.
The girl, a resident of Labour Colony in Korangi 2-1/2, was raped before being dumped in a drain near Korangi Crossing where she was found on Jan 19. The child — with her throat slit and bruises on her body — survived and was rushed to a hospital where she was operated upon on Jan 20.
A First Information Report was registered in the case under various sections, including the Anti Terrorism Act, against the suspects. So far, seven people have been taken into custody.
“Blood samples have also been collected from the suspects for a DNA test,” the police report said, adding that the girl is still traumatised.
“Her statement will be recorded as soon as the doctors permit,” the police report added.
Sub-inspector Uzma Hafeez has been deputed to provide security to the minor rape victim and assist in the investigation.
A clinical examination revealed that the girl was “subjected to brutal sexual assault”, two lady medico-legal officers of Karachi’s Civil Hospital confirmed earlier.
The girl’s father, a mason by profession, told police that she had been playing outside her home in Labour Colony, Sector 32-A of Korangi 2-1/2 until noon on Jan 19. However, he said, she went missing afterwards, while he had been away for work. After returning home, he said, he along with his family tried to locate her but failed. He said he later came to know through TV news channels that the girl with stab wounds on her body was found in a drain near Korangi Crossing.
Ibrahim Hyderi police investigation officer Kamal Din told Dawn that the child was rushed to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre. She was then referred to the Civil Hospital where doctors confirmed that she had been subjected to criminal assault, he said.
Additional police surgeon at the Civil Hospital, Dr Qarar Ahmed, said that there was a “deep wound” on her neck, which was “dangerous to her life”. He said there were also bruises on different parts of her body, besides a stab wound on her hand. It appeared that the suspects had left her in the drain, assuming that she had died, he said.
courtesy : dawn news