Heart-wrenching news of a Hindu minor boy being sexually assaulted and brutally murdered in Pakistan’s Sindh province has emerged indicating how the neighboring Islamic nations continue to persecute their Hindu minorities.
The 11-year-old native of Dohan village of Khairpur Mir went missing on November 19 and his body was recovered the next day from an abandoned house in Khairpur Mir’s Babarloi. The Sindh police issued a statement confirming the sexual assault of the victim. They also said that he was strangulated to death. In this connection, Muhammad Anaam and Madasar have been taken into custody by the Sindh police.
The Express Tribune quoted one of his relatives, Raj Kumar as saying “We do not know how the child went missing. He was found dead in the house at 11 pm,” and added that the entire family was busy in Guru Nanak’s birthday events. The assistance of the Child Protection Authority (CPA) was sought by members of the Hindu community. The Hindu minor boy’s body was moved by the local police and CPA to Sukkur hospital for a post-mortem.
“The Station House Officer (SHO) of Babarloi police station confirmed that the Hindu boy was strangulated to death and was sexually assaulted. Zubair Mahar of Child Protection Authority Sukkur said there were also torture marks on the minor’s body. SHO of Babarloi police station said that out of two one of the arrested accused confessed the crime”, says OpIndia.
The persecution of Hindus in both Pakistan and Bangladesh has been going on unabated. This incident has added to the concerns of the minorities who are concerned about the safety of their children.
Pakistan in general and its Sindh province, in particular, are notorious for abduction, rape, and forced conversion of minor Hindus. Not just girls but even boys aren’t safe as has been proven time and again. In October, reports emerged of a minor boy named Vinesh Kumar having been abducted and forcefully converted to Islam.
HinduPost had reported in June last year “It is a curse to be born in an Islamic country, cried the wailing mother of 14-year-old Nasiban, who was abducted in Sindh province of Pakistan last week. Hitting herself with grief, the mother fainted as those around her tried to console”.
In December last year, a minor Hindu girl was abducted from her home in Sindh by armed men, one of whom was believed to be an employee of a Member of the National Assembly (MNA) of Pakistan. In February this year, it came to light that Neena Kumari daughter of Ramesh Lal from Sindh’s Nashharo district’s Halani Darbar had been abducted by policeman Ghulam Mahroof Qadri. He was deployed at a picket for the security of the area’s minority residents.
The plight of minorities of the Islamic nation of Pakistan should be a cause of concern for the civilized world. The recent incident is just another reminder of how the persecution of Hindu minorities in Islamic nations goes on unabated. It is a collective failure of the international community.