Minor boy killed after rape in northwest Pak

Islamabad: A minor boy was raped and murdered in Pakistan's north-western province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, reportedly over a dispute involving a motorcycle.

The boy was abducted on Wednesday when he was coming out of a shop in Jatta village in Dera Islamil Khan district by three assailants who took him to a sugarcane field where they sexually abused and killed him, the Express Tribune reported.

"The assailants slit his throat and fled the scene," a local police official said.

"The boy was reportedly killed over a dispute involving a motorcycle. The accused have been identified as Noman, Habibullah and Wahidullah," he said.

The exact age of the victim was not known. According to the official, an FIR has been registered against them.

In same district, a 13-year-old boy was abused by several men in August who also recorded a video of the act on their mobile phones.

The issue was later settled out of court by the boy's family with the accused. However, the video is still in circulation in the area.

According to Madadgaar National Helpline founder and Supreme Court lawyer Zia Awan, while 254 children were raped in different parts of the country, the number of children who were raped and killed stood at 767 for last year.



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