Pakistan: A 13-year-old teenage girl dug herself out of a shallow grave after she was raped by two men and buried alive. The 13-year-old was snatched while walking to Koran lessons from her local village in Punjab and raped by the men in an isolated area. Her attackers then buried her alive when they thought that she had died during the assault. According to the New York Post, her father Siddique Mughal told local police that his daughter had been taken. Lahore High Court They initially refused to investigate the incident, but they were ordered to arrest the girl’s alleged attackers by the Lahore High Court Chief Justice’s Complaint Cell. Child rape is becoming increasingly problematic in Pakistan. According to Pakistani children’s charity Sahil, the number of children raped between 2002 and 2012 increased from 668 to 2,788.
A most despicable abhorrent crime that should carry the harshest of punishments. It is a crime constantly being committed on a grand scale throughout South Asia, which until recently has been classed as a tolerated misdemeanor within society.
One such person who fought to highlight the crime in India suffered the vile act herself. Her name was Phoolan Devi; Born 10th August 1963 – Assassinated 25th July 2001.
Most people will never have heard of her, in all honesty nor had I, until I read her book several years ago. Biography – Phoolan Devi (The Bandit Queen) who dealt street justice to rapists in the most severe form, and set a precedent that some say was too severe. I say not!