Mother, Child Raped For Two Weeks Rescued

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A mother and her four-year-old daughter were kidnapped and gang-raped for two weeks after attackers lured the woman with false promises of well-paid work at a hospital in Pakistan.

A man and two other accomplices have been arrested in connection with the kidnap and continues rape for two weeks of a mother and her four-year-old daughter.

Police confirmed that the incidence took place in Kashmore, a district in Pakistan’s Sindh province.

The suspect was identified as Rafiq Malik,  who has been remanded in custody for three days.

The report said the woman who was a hospital worker from Karachi was persuaded to attend to someone after the suspects offered her a large sum of money for the work.  After she agreed to the offer, the woman and her daughter were abducted by the group.

Protest broke out following announcement by the lead investigator Umar Sheikh, that it was the woman’s fault, that she was attacked, say that she shouldn’t have travelled on a lonely road.

Amnesty International released a message in support of protesters saying: ‘There have been too many victims and too few convictions of perpetrators in a criminal justice system characterised by impunity.’

The BBC reported that Pakistan’s Federal Minister of Human Rights Shireen Mazari tweeted: ‘For an officer to effectively blame a woman for being gang-raped by saying she should have taken the GT Road or question as to why she went out in the night with her children is unacceptable & have taken up this issue.

Nothing can ever rationalise the crime of rape. That’s it.’ 

In Pakistan, convicted rapists face a sentence of between 10 and 25 years in prison or the death penalty. For gang-rape, the punishment is the death penalty or life imprisonment.

 

Source: Naija News



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