3 eunuchs raped by armed men in Pak: Report

Three eunuchs were abducted and sexually assaulted by armed men while they were attending a wedding in Pakistan`s Punjab province, according to a media report,

Last Updated: Feb 02, 2011, 15:52 PM IST

Islamabad: Three eunuchs were abducted and
sexually assaulted by armed men while they were attending a
wedding in Pakistan`s Punjab province, according to a media
report on Wednesday.

The incident occurred at Draham near Dera Ghazi Khan
on Friday.

The three eunuchs said they were abducted by four
armed men who fled after raping them, The Express Tribune
newspaper reported.

Police registered a case following an application from
the eunuchs.

Police officials said the eunuchs were called to
perform at a wedding at one Abdul Qayyum`s house.
"We had been invited for a dance performance and we
arrived at the function together sometime in the evening," one
of the eunuchs was quoted as saying.

Four armed men abducted the eunuchs when they were
about to leave the venue of the wedding late at night.

"We were counting our earnings when someone gagged me
from behind," said Kanwal.
The eunuchs said the men gagged and locked them in a
room, where they were raped.

The eunuchs also said they had seen the men who
allegedly committed the crime at the wedding.

After several hours of abuse, the armed men left the
eunuchs in a deserted field and fled.

Draham police station chief Malik Ramzan Shahid said:
"We are conducting an investigation and have questioned guests
who were at the wedding. The guests have confirmed that the
four men attended the wedding but they are nowhere to be found
right now."

PTI