SHEIKHUPURA: A teenager accused of raping a 4-year-old girl was arrested by the police on Saturday.
Police said the accused identified as 19-year-old Rehman allegedly raped the minor at a house. The minor was shifted to a local hospital.
The parents of the 4-year-old said they are poor, with the father being a Grade-4 employee at the government college. The claim of being pressurized by the accused and demand justice for their daughter.
The case is one of the numerous incidents of child abuse and murder that have been highlighted in the media after the rape and murder cases of two minors — Aasma and Zainab — early last year sparked widespread condemnation as well as calls to address the issue of child sexual abuse.
As many as 11 cases of child sexual abuse are reported from across Pakistan every day, according to data collected by non-governmental organisation Sahil.-Web Desk