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545 Sexual Assault Cases Reported At Major Hospitals In Karachi In 2019

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According to the data of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi and Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, around 545 cases of sexual assaults were reported at three major hospitals of Karachi in 2019.

It has been revealed in the data of the three hospitals that 407 females became victims of rape while 138 were sodomy cases in the year. As many as 417 suspects of the said sexual assault cases were also brought for medical examination at the mentioned hospitals.

“Gradually, the cases of sexual assaults have increased in the metropolis as compared to the past,” observed police surgeon Dr Qarar Ahmed Abbasi. The data showed that 2,500 rape cases and 593 sodomy cases had been reported from 2013 to 2019 in the city.

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