Last Updated on December 29, 2019
A ten-year-old boy was brutally gang-raped by his teacher and three accomplices over 100 times to the point where tears of blood streamed down his face in hospital.
The horrendous incident took place at a Madrassa–an Islamic religious school–in Mansehra, a city in Northern Pakistan.
The Madrassa teacher, known as Shamsuddin, is believed to have subjected the boy to a prolonged gang-rape and other forms of torture.
The boy was rushed to hospital when his eyes began to bleed during a medical check up.
Since being initially rushed to hospital, the boy has been transferred to Ayub Medical Complex in Abbottabad, Pakistan as his health began to deteriorate.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Chief Minister has vowed to take action to arrest and investigate the teacher and accomplices.
The Pakistan Daily Times reported:
A First Investigation Report (FIR) has been lodged against the four suspected people under Section 377 (unnatural offense) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC, but none of them has been captured yet.
According to the Pakistani publication which broke the sickening story:
Madrassas and religious schools have existed for hundreds of years, even before formal education was introduced. Today, they mostly teach Islamic subjects and how to memorize the Quran. This is the biggest reason that people enroll their children into madrassas, so they have more of an understanding of Islam and can be closer to the creator.
To Muslim parents, the safest place their children can be is within the four walls of the mosque. They’re supposed to be free of all forms of evil and a ‘pure’ place – where they are safe and secure.
However, this ‘immunity’ from questioning has provided a secure gateway for the exploitation and abuse of children at the hands of the Molvis there. As the stigma is coming off slowly, it has revealed one horrifying reality: Rapes at Madrassas.
The Pakistan Daily Times revealed the jaw-dropping scale of sexual assaults on minors:
The sexual harassment case with minors are rapidly increasing in Pakistan, only in 2019, from January to June, 1,304 cases of sexual abuse of children have been reported in the media.
Which the numbers of minor girls and boys are 729 and 575, respectively, who became casualties of sexual misuse. The cases under significant classes included 378 of snatching, 139 of assault, 153 of homosexuality, 46 assault, 88 of group homosexuality through 12 minor boys and four girls have been killed after sexual maltreatment. — According to Sahil, a child protection society.