Little Hafiz-e-Quran killed after sexual assault in Chaman

By: News Desk      Published: 12:02 PM, 9 Oct, 2020
Little Hafiz-e-Quran killed after sexual assault in Chaman
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Just a day after the horrific rape and murder of a two-and-a-half-year-old girl in Charsadda, a similar gruesome incident was reported in Chaman where a 10-year-old boy was killed after being sexually assaulted, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Friday.

Inamullah Dawi, a 10-year-old Hafiz-e-Quran, went missing some days back. Now his body had been found yesterday near the madrassa of which he was a student.

It is reported that the body was hanging from a tree in an orchard adjacent to the madrassa near Mezai Adda in Kalli Dawain. But it isn’t clear yet where the sexual assault was actually committed.

The post-mortem report has confirmed that the boy was sexually assaulted before being murdered, as police registered a case against unidentified persons.

The assistant commissioner of the town said a first information report (FIR) of the incident has been lodged against unknown culprits. The body of the boy was found dangling from a tree in the Mezai Adda area.

According to a report released by child protection NGO Sahil in September last, the number of child sexual abuse cases reported in Pakistan everyday shot up in first half of 2020.

More than six kids on average were subjected to sexual abuse in the period in Pakistan, Sahil said in its six-month "Cruel Number" report. The NGO said most of the cases were in Punjab — at 57 percent. Of the rest, 32 percent were reported in Sindh and six percent in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

It further noted that more than 35 cases were reported in Islamabad, 22 in Balochistan, 10 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and one in Gilgit-Baltistan. Out of the total reported cases, 62 percent were from rural areas and 38 percent reported from urban areas.

At least 173 children were gang-raped, whereas there were 227 reports of attempted sexual assault. Moreover, 38 children were killed after they were sexually abused.

Of the total children who were subjected to sexual abuse, 53 percent were girls and 47 percent boys.