Eight-year-old girl allegedly raped in Karachi


KARACHI: An eight-year-old girl was allegedly subjected to sexual assault in the Labour Square neighbourhood of Karachi’s Landhi area on Friday, according to Sukhan police and hospital officials.

According to Sukhan Station House Officer (SHO) Javed Ahmed Jalbani, while speaking to a private media outlet, the girl had gone to a neighbour’s home to play without adult supervision. The girl was subjected to assault after an unknown person, who later fled the scene, barged into the house.

The officer added that the victim’s mother works at a factory in the area, while her father is currently in Punjab.

The police detained the landlord of the home where the incident occurred for questioning.

The girl, meanwhile, was taken to the Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre where a medico-legal examination was conducted. The hospital’s Executive Director, Dr Seemin Jamali, confirmed that the victim was subjected to rape.

The girl was later shifted to the National Institute Of Child Health for further treatment.

A first-information report (FIR) of the incident is yet to be registered.