Eight-year-old girl assaulted in Umerkot; severe action against culprits demanded

SUKKUR: An eight-year-old girl was assaulted on Monday and thrown at a deserted place by unidentified assaulter in district Umerkot.

Husna, grandmother of the victim girl, Kaveeta Bheel (8), said her granddaughter had gone to a grocery shop in their neighbourhood to buy foot items. When she did not return, they started searching her and found her at a deserted place near a watercourse, she added.

She said the girl was then taken to the Civil Hospital, Umerkot in a critical condition, where a lady doctor confirmed that she was sexually assaulted. The doctors also collected swab samples to further examine the report. The girl was referred to Hyderabad for treatment after her health deteriorated.

The victim girl told her parents that an unidentified person dragged her to a watercourse and sexually assaulted her. The girl further said she was ruthlessly tortured when she offered resistance.

A delegation of Sindhi Women’s Organization led by Central President  Shehzadi Bhurguri and Saeeda Gopang visited the affected girl at Hyderabad Civil Hospital She described the incident as “extremely tragic” and called for strict action against the perpetrators.

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