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    October 29, 2016



Chitral Police arrests five persons involve in torture of minor boys

By Zahiruddin

CHITRAL: Chitral police arrested five persons of Shiekhandeh Bumburate for torturing three minor boys for keeping in illegal confinement and subjecting them to torture on the pointation of Children Protection Unit (CPU).

An official of Chitral Police told Chitral Times  that three children of Shiekhandeh used to pick dry wood pieces from the nearby jungle to sell in the market on daily basis but on the day of occurrence, they were intercepted by five persons of the village and were taken to a house.

The official said that the children were confined in the bath room of the house and they were allegedly subjected to torture and their hair was trimmed.

On the report of the children protection unit, an organ of Social Welfare Department, the police raided the house and nabbed five persons including Sajidullah, Raheemullah, Zahir Khan, Usman and Noorul Haq and registered case against them under different sections of PPC and Children Protection Act.

A villager told that all the children and the accused belonged to the Muslim community of the valley and none of them was Kalash.

He said that the CPU rushed to the rescue of the confined children on the report of one of its local volunteers and traced the house of one Ahmed Noorani where they were being kept.

The exact reason behind the incident is yet to be determined by investigation but the immediate reason being stated is that they were punished for picking the woods from the local jungle.




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