A female flood victim has been gang-raped in Shahdadpur. The young girl was kidnapped and tortured allegedly by two men on the pretext of providing her relief goods.
The area police say they have arrested one of the two accused after the family filed the complaint. The case will be registered after an initial probe into the allegations.
“The victim and her family said the girl was kidnapped by a rickshaw driver and his accomplice,” said a police officer. The victim claims she was drugged, after which she was gang-raped. “I was going to take vegetables where I was told that I would be given ration,” she added. The girl said that rickshaw drivers named Khalid and Dil Sher Macchi sexually abused her.
“They promised her to give her ration and relief goods provided by the government and welfare organizations for the flood victims. But they took her to their hideout, where they kept the girl for two days and raped her. The girl returned to the family after two days and shared her ordeal,” said the official quoting the girl’s family.
Sindh Minister for Women Development Shehla Raza has urged the police to arrest all the culprits. Minister has assured full legal support will be provided to the girl and her family.
Netizens are condemning the incident. Actress Ayesha Omar also expressed her shock and anger at the incident. “And now, this is happening,” said Omar while sharing a news report on the incident.
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“Is there any end to the shamelessness? Just abuse, steal, loot, violate, torture, and suppress. On every level. I don’t even know what to feel. Or what to think,” said Ayesha Omar.
She went on to comment, “How can we change all this? Every day, I sit and ponder over this question. What is it that I as a Pakistani woman could do to change this dark situation?”