Man, wife allegedly tortures six-year-old niece in Karachi

Malir SSP says it will be premature to say anything until medical reports are reviewed
Oct 31, 2022
<p>Artwork: SAMAA Digital</p>

Artwork: SAMAA Digital

A six-year-old child was allegedly tortured by her maternal uncle and aunt in Karachi’s Shah Lateef Town’s Sector 17-C.

In the FIR, the child’s other maternal uncle Abdul Razzaq claimed that three years ago his sister Alina*, wife of Allah Dino* gave their three-year-old daughter to their brother Salman to raise her.

A few days ago, Alina – who lives in Larkana – received a call from Salman that her daughter was unwell.

When she arrived at Salman’s residence on October 28, the child told her that her uncle along with his wife Samreen and another man – whom she identified as Ghaffar – had injured her with a knife and thrown hot water on her, scalding her.

An FIR of the incident, registered at Shah Lateef Town Police Station, includes section 324 of the Pakistan Penal Code (attempt to commit murder), Section 337 (inflicting injury), and Section 34 (acts done by several persons In furtherance of common intention).

Malir SSP told SAMAA TV that the child has been sent to Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Center for a medico-legal examination.

It would be premature to comment on anything before the medical report comes, he said.

Police Surgeon Karachi Dr Summaiya Syed, on the other hand, said that the child has not been presented for medical examination.

NOTE: Names with * have been changed to protect identities

Karachi Police

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