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Gaggo Mandi: Christian teenage girl sexually assaulted after abduction, no FIR registered


Christian teenage girl sexually assaulted by son of landlord. The incident occurred in Gaggo Mandi, a town in Vehari District. 14-year-old, Maria Bibi was abducted on gun point by son of the landlord and his accomplices. Police are yet to register an FIR of the incident, while the family of the victim plead for the recovery of their daughter.

Gender based violence against Christians in Pakistan

Victim Maria Bibi daughter of Ashraf Masih (late) was working the field when Amjad cast bad eye on her. At night time, Amjad along with his accomplices arrived at Maria’s house at around 3:00 am and abducted her on gunpoint. Maria’s grandfather Shahab Masih and mother Bushra Bibi are pleading for the girls’ recovery, however. “Let my voice be heard in front of the Chief Minister of Punjab,” said Shahab Masih.

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Bushra Bibi and her brother Boota Masih have urged the Chief Minister of Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif, RPO Multan and DPO Vehari to take immediate steps in this matter. “If our daughter is not rescued from the clutches of the landlord’s son we will prefer death over life,” victimized Christian family said.

Maria’s mother said that we have already pleaded the authorities but they all seem to be powerless, as Amjad’s father Niaz Mughal is an influential man in the area. Boota Masih said that although an application has been submitted at local police station, yet no FIR of the incident has been registered. “No action has been taken in order to recover our daughter,” he said.