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Three arrested in connection with the rape of a minor in Puntland

Saturday March 23, 2019

Burtinle town - FILE PHOTO

Galkayo (HOL) - Puntland State forces have detained three men on Friday for allegedly raping a young girl in Nugal region.

The unnamed 12-year-old girl was raped last week in Burtinle town.

Local officials confirmed that the suspects were arrested on Friday following a police operation.

According to a relative of the victim, the girl sustained injuries during the sexual assault and was admitted to a hospital in Bossaso town for further treatment.

The suspects threatened their victim by saying they would kill her if she came forward about the rape.

"The girl was told that she would be killed if she tried to identify her attackers, the men were the neighbours of the girl's family," a relative told the media.

Clerics, elder and other members of the society called for the prosecution of the suspects.


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