Kainat Batool still undergoing treatment in Lahore, says father


LAHORE: Six-year-old rape survivor from Kasur, Kainat Batool, is still undergoing treatment at a Lahore hospital, according to her father.

She was admitted last year to the Children Hospital Lahore on November 12 after her family found her lying unconscious with her clothes ripped near a trash heap in Kasur. She was abducted from outside her house on November 11, 2017.

The doctors advised her family to take her back to Kasur; however, she had to be brought back to the Children’s hospital after her condition worsened.  She has been in the hospital for over five months now.

The six-year-old might be transferred to England to continue psychological counselling and have a neurosurgeon monitor her. She is the only living victim of the serial killer Imran Ali Naqshbandi, a 24-year-old who abducted, raped and killed eight children before he was caught in January and sentenced to death a month later.

Zainab Ansari, six, was his last victim whose killing sparked deadly riots in Kasur and an uproar across the country.

Kainat’s father while talking to a private media outlet said that Kainat has gone through several surgeries but she is getting better. He also said that he was grateful to the Punjab government for bearing his daughter’s medical expenses. He said that the request to send Kainat abroad for further treatment has to be now approved by the chief minister.

Kainat Batool was abducted from outside her house on November 11, 2017, and was found nearly dead a day later.