Rights Watch | 28th April 2020

Rights Watch

Minor Tortured To Death In Karachi

The body of a 14 year old boy bearing torture marks was discovered in a ditch by residents of Taiser town in Karachi. The body was shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for a post-mortem examination, however, in the initial report, police stated the victim had likely died due to the injuries he sustained. The body has been identified and the father notified.

5 Year Old Tortured In Rawalpindi

Police arrest two suspects in Chak 495-GB in Faisalabad, Punjab, for humiliating and torturing a 5 year old boy for stealing guavas from an orchard. According to the boy’s father, suspects Azamn, Falak Sher, Jameel, and Waqas had kidnapped the boy and took him to the guava orchard where he had stolen from. The suspects then stripped the child naked, tied him up with ropes, and hung him upside down from a tree. The minor was rescued by nearby villagers who heard him screaming. Police are currently searching for the remaining two absconders.

Seminary Teacher Tortures Student In KP

Police arrested a seminary teacher for thrashing a 12 year old student for failing to recount a lesson in Topi in district Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The victim’s parents claim they discovered torture marks on his body when he complained he had been beaten by his teacher. Moreover, the parents allege other students were also regularly thrashed by the accused, but their parents have not taken any action to date.