Karachi: 2 child molesters arrested
KARACHI: Two men were arrested in separate cases for allegedly molesting two boys within the Shahrah-e-Noor Jehan police jurisdiction on Monday. In the first case which took place in Fazlabad, a small locality of Block S of North Nazimabad, one Yasir Khan, alias ‘Toti’, 17, was arrested after a five year old boy, complained to his father about being assaulted. The child is reported to be a neighbour of the alleged rapist. The Shahrah-e–Noor Jehan SHO, Inspector Khan Zada, said that the child was playing outside his house, when Yasir came up to him and asked him to accompany him. Yasir is known to be an unemployed man with a tainted reputation in the neighborhood. The police told The News that the man was also a drug addict.
After the boy was assaulted, he went home injured and crying. His father, who was ill at the moment, and was coincidently at home, saw the injury and he questioned him as to what had happened.
“Yasir took the little boy into an empty plot somewhere and assaulted him,” said Inspector Khan Zada. “Of course it was easily done, as the child was only five years old, and did not possess the sense to gauge what was happening. Unfortunately no one caught the man before his act.”
According to the Section 377 of the Pakistan Penal Code, under which the FIR (No. 460/08) has been filed by complainant Rab Nawaz, the alleged rapist has been sent to the Juvenile Jail, as he is not an adult legally.
He is under trial. Section 377 PPC could result in either imprisonment for life or for at least 14 years of imprisonment. In the second case, Shakeel, son of Abdur Razzak, is alleged to have assaulted a six year old child. Both were living in Al–Karim Centre, Block D, North Nazimabad.
According to the FIR which was lodged by the maternal uncle of the child, a man took the child to a lane which was usually a desolate place. The child’s uncle stated in the FIR that the man then assaulted the child.
The alleged rapist worked as a servant on the first floor of the apartment block in which the child lived. After the child’s mother discovered him to be injured, she asked him but he was afraid to reveal any information. Eventually the uncle came to his sister’s house and asked the child, and he identified the rapist. The neighbours beat the man up ruthlessly and he was arrested by the police.
An FIR (No. 464/08) was filed under Section 377 PPC and the molester has been sent to Landhi Jail and is currently under trial.