Retired School Teacher Rapes 10-Year-Old Child In Khairpur
A number of videos and pictures have emerged on social media showing an old man, retired school teacher, raping a 10-year-old boy in Sindh’s Khairpur district. The suspect is identified as Sarang Shar, who is an influential man in the locality as his son is Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s Khairpur district vice-chairman.
According to a news report published in The Express Tribune, the victim’s family has registered the first information report (FIR) in the local police station. According to the FIR, the victim’s father – a driver by profession – told the police that his 10-year-old son, who is studying in Grade 6, had been sexually assaulted by his tutor, Sarang Shar.
While talking about the viral video, he said: “I was horrified to see the video. A teacher is supposed to build his students’ careers but this one destroyed my child’s life.” He said that his son had recently joined Sarang’s tuition centre during the lockdown. “My son’s school was closed, so I thought it was a good idea to send him to a tuition centre instead. But this man is not a teacher, he is an animal.”
The newspaper quoted Aslam Shar, the suspect’s son and PTI Khairpur district vice-president, as saying that he was currently out of town and unaware of the details. “I cannot say that the person in the videos or photos is my father. The phones of my family members are switched off. I am trying to contact them and will provide updates when I get home.”
Advocate Raza Hussain, a lawyer who had highlighted the matter on social media, said that Sarang was a very influential person in the area. “But the whole city stands with the victim. We will go to court for the issue,” he insisted, adding that they would also register a case in Karachi.
According to local residents, several other videos had also circulated showing Sarang sexually abusing other children. “He forced his students to engage in sexual activities with each other and made videos of them,” claimed Hussain, accusing the teacher of blackmailing the children as well.