The remains of three minor boys whom police suspect were murdered after being sexually assaulted were found on Tuesday (Sep 17) in Kasur district, which has garnered international attention for recurring incidents of child sexual abuse in recent years.
According to the reports, three children, who were abducted two months ago, were found dead in the area of Chunian in Kasur. One body of children and body parts of the other two children were recovered from the Pattoki city, which shows that three children were brutally murdered.
The three children were identified as Salman, Muhammad Imran and Muhammad Faizan. Meanwhile, police have launched a thorough investigation into the incident, while dead bodies have been sent for post-mortem.
Taking notice of the incident, Punjab Inspector General Police (IGP) Arif Nawaz has condemned the incident and directed additional IG to reach the site immediately. He has also formed the investigation team under the supervision of Qadus Baig. The Punjab police chief has directed an investigation team to submit a report within six hours.
Few years ago, the Kasur child sexual abuse scandal is a series of child sexual abuses that occurred in Hussain Khanwala village in Kasur District, Punjab, Pakistan from 2006 to 2014, culminating in a major political scandal in 2015. After the discovery of hundreds of video clips showing children performing forced sex acts, various Pakistani media organizations estimated that 280 to 300 children, most of them male, were victims of sexual abuse. The scandal involved an organized crime ring that sold child pornography to porn sites, and blackmailed and extorted relatives of the victims.
The scandal caused nationwide outrage, among allegations that the Punjab police and Malik Ahmad Saeed Khan, Kasur’s Member of the Provincial Assembly from the ruling Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), were involved in an attempted cover-up of the abuse.
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27 September, 2019