This year started off with the news of Kasur incident. A minor girl named Zainab was kidnapped, raped and murdered in Kasur on 9th of January 2018. It came as an icebreaker to all the incidents that happened afterward or before, which most likely wouldn’t have gotten many highlight as they are getting now. All the previous cases were re-opened and now they are being reinvestigated. Though Zainab’s culprit is now under custody, the others are yet to be found.
Yesterday, in Shershah, Karachi, locals were seen thrashing an elderly man. This man tried to molest a minor girl and was caught during the crime after which people gathered to bash him and a man made a video during that. A woman, most likely the guardian of the victim kid was seen beating and abusing the culprit.
Here’s the video of the culprit…
WARNING: Please Use Headphones.LIMIT: Locals in Shershah Karachi thrash an elderly man on allegations of trying to molest a minor girl – This butcher also offered the bribe of Rs. 40k to locals for his safe exit – Disgusting.Please take extra care of your children. #Karachi #TimesOfKarachi
Posted by The Times of Karachi on Friday, 2 February 2018
This man was caught and beaten up after he was seen molesting a little girl. He then offered people Rs. 40, 000 as a bribe. He offered the money so they could leave him and the person didn’t show any remorse regarding what he did. The locals tried taking all the money he had and asked him the sources he got all the cash from.
There are clear differences in child molestation and statutory rape; The critical difference between these two terms is the voluntary actions of the minor who is involved. Another central distinction is the age of the victim. Due to the difference in the severity of the offense, different punishments may be imposed.
Child molestation is a very serious sex crime that can expose a defendant to extended jail time and a lifetime of stigma. Allegations of child molestation are taken very seriously by law enforcement, but they must also be treated carefully since the justice system must aim to balance the protection of children with the vindication of those who are wrongly accused.
But in Pakistan, the Child Protection Bill has clearly very little punishment for the offense of committing child molestation or child pornography, though the punishment may be increased if the culprit has committed murder afterward. Suspicions of child molestation may arise when a child reports abuse or when the child exhibits symptoms suggesting abuse, such as increased emotional outbursts, physical bruises, or a significant change in personality. Mandatory reporting is required even when an eventual investigation determines that the allegations or suspicions are unfounded.
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