( April 25, 2014, Karachi, Sri Lanka Guardian) Sara a seven years old Christian girl was gang rapped by 4 Muslims in Mally ki Village of Daska Sialkot Pakistan. The minor was immediately shifted to the DHQ ( District Head Quarters) Hospital Sialkot in a critical condition. She is in the ICU in an unstable / critical condition.
The locals with the help from the police abducted minor`s father Iqbal Masih to pressurize the family not to file a case, come to an agreement with the culprits and to avoid religious issue.
The Christian community tried to talk to the police, but the police seems helpless in recovering Masih from the local land lord. Despite several attempts the police refused to comment / talk about the hideous incident.
The family contacted the human rights organization to step forward and take a stand in this matter. Life For All Pakistan has brought the matter in the notice of the district administration and filed a writ / appeal at the court seeking immediate action against the culprits and Iqbal Masih`s recovery. As a result of the pressure the police registered a FIR and arrested 2 rapists, but Masih still illegally remains in police custody a protest has been scheduled at the Sialkot press club against the incident.
According to the reports, the incidents of gang rape in the central Punjab have drastically increased, the law enforcing agencies are acting as silent observers.
Life For All Pakistan has issued a statement, “this is truly heart breaking that a minor has been gang rapped and her father was abducted to pressurize the family not to pursue the case, this is a barbaric incident. We demand the immediate release of Iqbal Masih and action against the culprits of this inhuman incident. The girl is in a trauma, we demand for the best medical treatment for the minor. The silence from the society on the incident is tormenting, a daughter of the nation was brutally rapped and the authorities remain silent."