A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped and tortured by her teenage neighbour in Jacoboabad on Monday, police said.
District Superintendent Police Arbab Ali Soomro said that police had rushed to the site of an under-construction higher secondary school, located in Mubarakpur town in Jacobabad’s Thull district, after receiving information that a five-year-old girl was lying there unconscious.
The police shifted the minor to Civil Hospital Jacobabad for medical treatment, DSP Soomro said. After receiving medical attention, the girl recorded her statement with the police at the hospital in her parent’s presence, the DSP added.
The girl alleged that she was sexually assaulted by her 16-year-old neighbour. She added that the boy had tortured her when she resisted, causing severe injuries and torture marks on her face, the DSP added.
DSP Soomro said that under the directions of the senior superintendent police, multiple raids had been conducted and the accused was arrested. The teenager was then taken to an unknown place for further investigation which was currently underway.
A relative of the victim said that the girl had gone outside her house to play with friends. About two hours later the family received the terrible news, he added.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has taken notice of the incident and sought a detailed report from deputy inspector general in Larkana.
According to hospital sources, the minor girl was in a stable condition. A case, however, is yet to be registered.