Schoolchildren Protesting Against A ‘Qari’ Who Allegedly Abused A Girl Are Stars Pakistan Needs

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Following the sexual assault of a four-year-old girl in the Pakhwal area on Monday, traders and people from different walks of life have taken to streets demanding the arrest and public hanging of the accused.

Protestors holding  banners and placards and shouting slogans, dispersed peacefully after the horrific incident. The deputy superintendent of police (central) Bashir Khan promised the early arrest of the assaulter.

Schoolchildren In Mansehra Protest For Justice For Sexually Assaulted 4-Year-Old Girl
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In addition to this, a trader leader Shakeel Awan said the sexual assault of children was an inhuman act. And therefore, stated that perpetrators should be hanged publicly.

Moreover, besides this in the day, Speaker of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani said the government would publicize laws against child abuse. As well as the legislate would hand down stricter punishments to such culprits.

Besides the traders and other people from civil society, children from schools also protested in Mansehra for justice for the 4-year-old girl. They can be heard chanting “We want justice”, and asking for the public hanging of the rapist.

Seeing young men protesting against injustice certainly brings us a ray of hope in these times of hopelessness. There is hope that the future generation men would raise their voices over the sexual assault of women and fight the unjust system.

4-year-old found in a miserable condition

On Monday evening, a four-year-old girl was assaulted in Pakhwal area, in Mansehra. The grandfather of the victim girl lodged the FIR with the City Police Station. He alleged that one Abdul Sattar assaulted his four-year-old granddaughter.

Schoolchildren In Mansehra Protest For Justice For Sexually Assaulted 4-Year-Old Girl
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In addition to this, he identified the accused through the footage of a closed-circuit camera installed at the Major Ayub Road. The accused, 28, according to the victim’s family, had taken the girl to a deserted place near her house on the Major Ayub Road. And after assaulting her managed to flee.

Later, the locals spotted the girl bleeding and informed the police. The police initially took the victim girl to Ayub Medical Complex in Abbottabad. She was later referred to the King Abdullah Teaching Hospital in critical condition.

Family members of the accused and locals enabled him to escape

According to police sources, the medical examination of the victim had confirmed the sexual assault. Moreover, a police party raided the residence of the accused in the Blug Pain area. However, his family members and the locals put up resistance, enabling the alleged assaulter to escape.

In another attempt to catch the accused, another police party led by the district police officer rushed to the scene and started a search operation, but to no avail.

Schoolchildren In Mansehra Protest For Justice For Sexually Assaulted 4-Year-Old Girl

The victim’s family members and locals demanded of Prime Minister Imran Khan, K-P Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, the police chief, and DIG Hazara to ensure early arrest of the accused.

Finally, some good news

Recent updates on the case report suggest that the suspect named in the case, Abdul Sattar has been handed over to the police by his relatives today. According to the sources, the police while confirming the arrest said that the suspect would undergo a DNA test.

Our nation has miserably failed to protect our children from unpleasant incidents. Earlier this month, a 5-year-old girl, identified as Marwah, was kidnapped, tortured, raped, and killed in Karachi.

With respect to the rampant rape cases, it is high time the government ensures to punish the rapists with public hanging. What a sad world we live in!

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