Seminary teachers rape 15 minor male students in Pakistan



Daily Thanthi


LAHORE: At least 15 minor male students at a seminary were allegedly raped by two teachers in Pakistan’s Punjab province, police said on Monday, days after the suspects were arrested. The incident took place in Chakwal district, some 275 km from Lahore, Punjab Inspector General Police (IGP) Usman Anwar told reporters here. Both the teachers, identified as Zeeshan and Anis, have been arrested and are being interrogated, he said. “The two teachers of a seminary in Chakwal district sexually assaulted at least 15 male students, aged between 10 and 12. The number may increase during the course of the investigation,” the IGP said. The statements of all the 15 victims and their parents have been recorded. The children have also undergone medical examination and rape has been confirmed, he said. Knife and bite marks have also been found on the victims’ bodies, police said. Police have also taken an administrator of the seminary into custody.