13-Year-Old Girl Raped in Pakistan, Two Men Arrested

A 13-year-old Hindu girl was allegedly raped by two men on Friday, 7 June after she was forced by them to drink liquor in Pakistan's Sindh province, media reports said on Saturday.

WHAT HAPPENED

The incident happened in Tando Muhammad Khan district on 7 June, while the survivor was on her way to purchase some groceries. According to her, the two suspects called her towards them and forced her to drink liquor after which they raped her, Pakistani newspaper Dawn reported.

After the girl did not return home, her father and brother went out looking for her. They found her in an unconscious state in a local ground near a sugar mill, Dawn reported, quoting the FIR registered by the victim's father.

“We found her in an open plot near a sugar mill and she was in a bad state. We rushed her to hospital and reported the matter to the police,” the survivor's father said.

According to reports, the girl was able to identify the arrested men.

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INVESTIGATION IN THE CASE

After initial investigation, the police has arrested two suspects for their involvement in the alleged sexual assault. The two men have been identified as Roshan Sheikh and Rajab Ali alias Jugno Sheikh, reported Pakistan Today.

They were remanded into police custody for four days by a local court in Tando Mohammad Khan on Saturday, Dawn reported.

Tando Mohammad Khan SSP Zulfiqar Talpur said that the DNA samples of the girl and the two suspects have been taken for further investigation.

Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister on Information Murtaza Wahab said that the culprits involved in the teenage girl's rape will be brought to justice.

He said that the provincial government had received the initial police inquiry report on the matter.

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WHAT DID THE MEDICAL EXAMINATION REVEAL?

The survivor, who narrated her ordeal after regaining consciousness, underwent a medical test at the Civil Hospital in Hyderabad, where doctors confirmed that "sexual intercourse has taken place".

The survivor said that the two men had taken her to bushes near the Sugar Mill Ground — where she was found — and forced her to drink alcohol.

“A medical examination of the Hindu girl has revealed evidence of rape, which is now being sent to the laboratory for a final report,” The Express Tribune quoted Dr Maqbol Mallah of the District Health Office as saying.

(With inputs from PTI, The Express Tribune, Dawn and Pakistan Today.)

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