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12-year-old Larkana girl gang-raped: doctors

SUKKUR: A 12-year-old girl was taken to a hospital in Larkana on Tuesday after doctors in Thul were unable to tend to her injuries.

She was found in an unconsciousness state by her father MB, near their house in Rahimabad Colony in Thul Monday evening after she went missing on July 17. When MB took her to the closest hospital, doctors informed him that his daughter had been gang-raped. According to sources unwilling to be named, the girl’s friend Z had visited their house on July 17 and they had left. Z said that she wanted to buy Sindhi topis from a friend who made them with her mother and sold them to a man named Jameel Ahmed Bhatti.

When MB’s daughter failed to return after several hours, he went to ZÂ’s house. Z informed him that his daughter had left an hour ago. After searching for her in the neighbourhood, MB went to register a case with the police.

When the girl was found on Monday, MB registered an FIR against four men, including Jameel Bhatti, Mumtaz Bhatti, Mohammad Arif Bhatti and an unidentified man.

“Someone threw my daughter near our house in a state of unconsciousness,” MB told The Express Tribune.

He added that the doctors had initially refused to treat her without a letter from the police. After obtaining the letter, he had taken his daughter to the hospital, where doctors advised him to take her to a hospital in Larkana.

While MB said that he will take his daughter to Larkana for proper medical care, he added that he was pressed for finances as he earned very little money by selling milk and making Sindhi topis.

He appealed to the police to arrest the men.
Source: Express Tribune
Date:7/21/2010