A criminal raped a minor Afghan girl in the presence of people in Shahzad Town in Islamabad and managed to escape, local media reported.
The incident took place on an 8-year-old Afghan girl on Friday in Shahzad Town Police Station in Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan in broad daylight.
The minor Afghan girl was taken to a hospital, where a medico-legal expert confirmed the alleged rape, Pakistan Daily reported.
The Shahzad Town police in Islamabad have launched a case against the unnamed rapist who has already escaped.
The victim, a minor Afghan girl is originally from the eastern Jalalabad province of Afghanistan who has been living with her parents near Mariam Masjid in Islamabad for the past months.
While she was playing close to her house, the perpetrator dragged the little girl into an unfinished house and brutally raped her, The News International reported.
Islamabad police has rounded up a few suspects and investigations are underway to arrest the perpetrator, sources said.
According to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), 5200 rapes were reported in 2021 alone, a very high number possibly with many more unreported rape cases.
Besides economic issues and the overwhelming uncertainty, Afghan refugees in Pakistan face more significant challenges such as incarceration, rape, kidnapping and killing.