Raisani orders probe into rape of minor girl
By Saleem Shahid
QUETTA, Sept 16: Balochistan Chief Minister Aslam Raisani ordered on Wednesday a probe into rape of a minor girl.
Deploring the brutality, he directed the health department to provide best treatment to the victim. “Take extreme care of the girl,” he said, adding that police should take all possible steps for the arrest of the culprit.
The chief minister announced Rs200,000 compensation for the victim.
A four-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her brother-in-law in Kuchlak area, some 25km off here.
The incident was reported by the media when girl’s parents brought her to civil hospital in Quetta where it was confirmed that she had been raped.
“In light of medical examination, I confirm that the girl has been raped,” police surgeon Rashid Jamali told Dawn.
He said that the victim was recovering, but it would take time for her to come out of psychological trauma.
The victim’s mother told Dawn that she had left her daughter at the house of her elder sister and brother-in-law about 15 days ago.
She said after a few days she was informed that the little girl had come under the influence of supernatural elements (Jinnat) and a spiritual healer had suggested that she should be confined to a room for 40 days.
“Then I brought the girl to my house and later took her to civil hospital when her condition deteriorated. My daughter has been raped by her brother-in-law,” she said.
The mother said she was still recovering from the pain and shock of mysterious killing of her two sons aged six and eight years when this tragedy struck her.
“I believe that the same man (son-in-law) had slaughtered my sons and dumped their bodies in a well,” she said.
She demanded of the chief justice of Pakistan to take notice of these brutalities and deliver justice to her.
Meanwhile, police arrested two brothers of the accused and took them to Kuchlak police station. “We have picked up two brothers of the accused Daulat Khan,” Superintendent of Police Dr Farrukh told Dawn.He said despite pressure from some tribal and influential people, police had registered an FIR against the accused and he too would be arrested soon.
He said a local jirga had assured police to help them in the arrest of the culprit.