Two suspects have been arrested by the police for their alleged involvement in the gang rape of a 12-year-old girl in Kandario town of Naushero Feroze district on Sunday night.
The girl, who was assaulted by at least three men, was taken from Star Chowk of Kandario town to an empty building where she was raped repeatedly, according to the police. The suspects then left her near Star Chowk where she was found by residents and was taken to a hospital.
She was first admitted to a private hospital and was later shifted to Taluka Hospital Kandario. Initial medical examination revealed that she was assaulted several times.
Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Naushero Feroze Ghulam Murtaza Bhutto ordered the Deputy Superintendent of Police and Station House Officer of the area to investigate the incident.
The SSP said that an FIR under the relevant sections of the Pakistan Penal Code has been registered on the complaint of the victim's uncle.
According to the Anti-Rape bill passed in the National Assembly last year, anyone who rapes a minor or a mentally or physically disabled person will be liable for the death penalty or life imprisonment.