Print Edition - 2016-11-24 | News
Rape of 5-year-old girl revealed after two months
- The girl’s family did not report the incident fearing stigma
Nov 24, 2016-
A rape of a five-year-old girl by a 13-year-old boy has come to light two months after the incident in Jajarkot district.
The case was revealed after the girl was brought to the District Hospital for treatment. The girl’s father had confided the incident to a doctor who then called police for investigation.
Upon interrogation, police found out from the girl’s father that his underage daughter had indeed been raped by the boy on September 29.
The girl’s father has claimed that his family decided against reporting the incident fearing stigma.
Police, however, suspect that the boy’s parents may have paid the victim’s family to keep the incident a secret.
Since the perpetrator is also underage, he could face action as per the juvenile justice system.
Published: 24-11-2016 08:24