Police apprehends two alleged rapists in Shangla district

SHANGLA: Two suspects on Tuesday were apprehended by Police for allegedly raping a 10-year-old schoolgirl in Lilonai area of Shangla district.

An FIR was registered against the two suspects on the complaint of the victim and her father. She told the policeman on duty that the two men had raped her on Sept 5 when she was returning back to home from school.

“Both the accused caught me and took me to cornfields where they sexually assaulted me,” the girl said.

She added in her statement that after sexually violating her, the two men threatened her with a knife and gave her Rs200. The victim said that the two warned her of dire consequences if she revealed her ordeal to anyone.

According to the girl, she could not immediately tell anyone since her parents were not home. She said she informed her parents about the rape after they returned.

A police spokesman, Umar Rehman, told that doctors in the district headquarters hospital in Alpuri have confirmed to police that the girl was raped. He said police lodged an FIR under sections 376, 506, 48 and 53, and the investigation is underway.

Reported cases of child abuse in the country increased by 11 percent in the year 2018 compared to 2017, with more than 10 children suffering some form of abuse every day in Pakistan last year, a report released by an NGO revealed.

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