A Muslim gang in Pakistan has reportedly raped a 17-year-old Christian girl over her refusal to convert to Islam.
The gang was said to have first kidnapped their teenage victim, Jameela and her brother, 20-year-old, Arif, from Kasur, in the east of the country, before carrying out their illicit act on her, as he (the brother) was forcefully made to watch, Daily Mail reports.
Before the abduction, the Muslim gang reportedly targeted and invaded their family home in the small village, Kasur, knowing that they were Christians.
They had also threatened them with guns, sticks and metal poles, allegedly asking them to convert to Islam or die.
The family however refused, and said they were staying resolute to Christianity.
Following their ‘staunch’ refusal, the syndicate reportedly tied up and blindfolded the entire family, but took two of them (Jameela and Arif) to an unknown destination.
The 20-year-old was tortured and forced to listen as his sister’s cry for help while being sexually humiliated, although, luck shone on him and he managed to escape and return to his family.
Reacting to the incident, the British Pakistani Christian Association said they have been assisting the family in Kasur following their ordeal but the victim, Jameela, left behind by her brother in the kidnappers’ den, remains missing.
The chairman of the association, Wilson Chowdry, was quoted to have said, “We will now begin the arduous task of helping them rebuild their lives in an atmosphere of safety. However, the captured daughter Jameela may well never be found.
“Her malicious kidnap is causing great anguish and despair.
“That Muslim despots can kidnap Christian girls with such impunity, is a blight on Pakistan’s international reputation,” Chowdry said.