4th incident of child-molestation in 4 months takes place in Dadu

Crime District

Jhalo police arrest four accused from village Adam Khan Panhwar; accused confess committing the crime

By Allah Bux Khushik

Dadu: Jhallo police station of Dadu district have arrested four accused for allegedly molesting 7th class student Meer Hassan Panhwar in village Adam Khan Panhwar near Dadu city on Thursday.

On complaint of victim’s father Muhammad Yousif, police had lodged FIR against four villagers namely Sarmad Panhwar, Shoukat, Arslan and Meer Muhammad Panhwar.

Victim Meer Hassan’s father had stated in FIR that his neighbors called his son from house and took him to the field where four accused molested him.

The police brought victim for medical formalities to the hospital.

Duty Officer told this scribe that police arrested four accused involved in the case who also had confessed committing the crime.

He said that arrested accused would be produced in the court for the remand during which the report of medical tests would also be received.

Duty Doctor Asif Razza Malkani told this scribe that boy had informed that he was molested four days back. “Neither heirs nor police had brought clothes of boy,” he told.

Doctor said that blood samples and other tests were conducted and would be sent to LUHMS for DNA reports.

It may be mentioned that three days ago in village Hayat Khan Solangi, a boy was molested by their relatives and accused were arrested.

According to data collected by Sindh Courier, at least four cases of committing unnatural act with minor boys have taken place within four months in Dadu and two cases of sexual assault on girls were also reported in Dadu.

The representative of Child Rights Committee Niaz Chandio held police and parents responsible for such cases.

He said that as the culprits are not punished, such cases continue to take place and are on the increase with every passing day.

He said that in these cases, Investigation Officers and witness must be prepared properly to get the perpetrators punished in the court of law. “Many cases were lost by police due to unpreparedness,” he said.

Niaz Chandio said that holding Jirga is also one of the main reasons of increasing cases of child-molestation and sexual assault on girls because victims’ heirs approach the Jirgas where accused succeed in getting relief.

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