FIR registered, suspect's DNA samples to be collected
A man, identified as Kamran, was arrested for raping an eight-year-old child in Karachi’s Steel Town, the police said Saturday.
On Friday, the survivor’s parents filed a missing person complaint at a police station in Somar Goth. According to her father, the child was playing on the roof of the house.
“After a few hours, when we went to check up on her, she wasn’t there,” he told the police. Consequently, a search operation was launched. The child was found, hours later, in an empty plot in the neighbourhood.
Initially, the police detained five men for questioning. Kamran was arrested after the eight-year-old recognised him.
“He [Kamran] confessed that he abducted the child from the roof of the house and raped her,” the investigation officer said.
An FIR has been registered under Section 376 [punishment for rape] of the Pakistan Penal Code. A medical examination of the survivor will be conducted and the suspect’s DNA samples will be collected today [Saturday], the officer added.
According to Pakistan’s law, rape is a punishable offence. The definition and punishment for the crime are detailed under Sections 375 and 376 of the Pakistan Penal Code.
The law states that a man is said to commit rape when he has sexual intercourse with a woman under the following circumstances:
The convicted rapists will be sentenced to imprisonment for no less than 10 years or more than 25 years. A fine will be imposed on them as well.