Momina’s case latest in long litany of child rape and murders
Despite promulgation of Anti-Rape Ordinance on December 15, 2020 in which stringent punishments, including castration have been announced, multiple rape cases of minors are reported every other day.
Here follow brief details of few rape cases of minors in recent months:
On December 28, 2020, police arrested two suspects who raped a minor girl after killing her in an area of Lahore. The suspects were identified as a cousin of the victim and his friend.
On December 24, 2020, a 17-year old girl was raped and tortured within the territory of Darband police station in Mansehra. The rapists burned the girl’s body with cigarettes while perpetrating the heinous crime.
On December 08, 2020, two girls were blackmailed with video clips after being gang-raped in Larkana. The suspects also shared the immoral videos of the victims with their parents on their cell phones to extort money, besides uploading them on social media.
On December 06, 2020, body of a seven-year-old child, murdered after being raped, was discovered in Lahore.
On November 14, 2020, a man raped a woman and her minor daughter for two days after duping the former with a job offer in northern Kashmore district.
On October 08, 2020, a two and half year old girl was raped and murdered in Chasadda district.
On October 02, 2020, two men lured a girl to a hotel located near Lahore Railway Station on the pretext of job interview and raped her.
On October 01, 2020, a girl was gang-raped after being kidnapped while waiting for a bus on Jaranwala Road.
On September 23, 2020, a girl was kidnapped and raped in Karachi’s Clifton area.
On February 03, 2020, a teenage girl was allegedly raped on a passenger vehicle by the transport staff in Jhelum. The girl was travelling to Kharian from Talagang in the said vehicle when the disturbing incident occurred.
On January 25, 2020, a madrasa teacher—identified as Shamsuddin—along with three accomplices raped a 10-year-old minor for over 100 times.
On January 20, 2020, a seven year old girl was kidnapped, raped and murdered by two men in Kaka Sahib, Nowshera district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
On December 31, 2019, a 12-year-old mentally ill girl was first kidnapped and then raped by unknown culprits in Lahore’s Gujjarpura.
On November 22, 2019, a close relative brutally strangled a seven -year-old girl to death after raping her.
On September 17, 2019, Kasur Police recovered remains of three minor boys from Chunian’s industrial area's who were murdered after being raped.
In January 2018, six-year-old Zainab Ansari—on her way to a Quran recital—was abducted from Kasur by her neighbor. The minor rape and murder incited countrywide outrage and protests while members of civil society demanded stern legislation to save the vulnerable children from sexual predators.