Minor assault victim discharged from hospital -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Minor assault victim discharged from hospital

LARKANA: The 11-year-old gang-rape victim of Thull who was admitted to psychiatry ward of the Chandka Medical College Hospital for acute stress was discharged on Monday as a number of NGOs held demonstrations against rising cases of rape and honour killing.

Ali Hassan, the victim’s relative, said that they would leave go somewhere else instead of returning to Thull because doctors had advised to keep her away from the depressing environs which might bring back to her mind the ordeal she had gone through.

He said that no culprit nominated in the FIR had been arrested so far and accused Mir Babul Khan Jakhrani of supporting the main accused Arif Bhatti.

Meanwhile, activists of Child Rights Committee, Aurat Foundation and Women Helpline jointly demonstrated outside the press club and urged the government to take effective measures against growing incidents of domestic violence, kidnappings of children, honour killing and gang-rape.

They condemned the Thull gang-rape incident in which a minor girl was sexually assaulted for three days.

They said that inter-tribal feuds and rivalries had caused an increase in such cases and urged tribal chiefs to play their role in stopping such heinous crimes.
Source: Dawn
Date:7/27/2010