Three men arrested for raping teenager in Karachi
Karachi police arrested three men on Tuesday for raping a 14-year old teenager near airport.
The suspects have been identified as Noman, Zaheer and Zain, lived in the same locality where the victim resides.
According to victim’s father, the three suspects allegedly entered their house. Two of them sexually assaulted his daughter, whereas, one remained outside.
An FIR has been registered under sections 452 (House-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault, or wrongful restraint), 376 (Punishment for rape), 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation), and 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code.
Moreover, they have been arrested and further investigations are underway. Their DNA samples, too, will be taken soon.
Rape is a punishable offence in Pakistan. The definition and punishment for this crime are detailed under Sections 375 and 376 of the Pakistan Penal Code.
According to the law, a man is said to commit rape when he has sexual intercourse with a woman if its against her will, without her consent, when the consent has been obtained by putting her in fear of death or of hurt, when the man knows that he is not married to her and that the consent is given because she believes that the man is another person to whom she is or believes herself to be married, with or without her consent when she is under 16 years of age.
However, the convicted rapists will be sentenced to jail for no less than 10 years or more than 25 years, according to the law. A fine will also be imposed on them.