Karachi: Rapists seeking younger victims
KARACHI: According to the half-yearly report by War Against Rape (WAR) in the period Jan-June 2011, 68 percent of rape cases reported involved children. Of them 18 percent were aged 0-5 years, 27 percent between 6 and 11 years, and 23 percent from 12 to 17 years. Faiza’s case was the third of its kind reported in the last few days. Five-year-old Saima was found dead a day earlier. Her body had been tortured and she was gang-raped before being strangled to death.
Earlier this week, the police arrested a man for sodomizing a four-year-old boy in Lines Area. The year 2011 ended on a similar note with the murder of six-year-old Alishba. Not only was she raped, but one of her eyes was gorged out. Apart from these widely reported cases, Roshni Helpline, an NGO which deals with missing children, shares that this month in Mehmoodabad, a three-year-old Mehek was found in the same condition. In October 2011, the body of five-year-old Rehana Manzoor was found on Sharea Faisal. The girl belonged to Mubeena Town, like Faiza.