A 12-year-old girl in Pakistan who was kidnapped, raped, chained up, and forced to marry a 45-year-old man has been rescued by the authorities.
The little girl spent 5 months in the hands of the Muslim man.
The man reportedly forced the girl to stay in a cattle pen and was chained up there.
The girl was forced to clear animal dung all day long when she was there.
The authorities rescued the little girl in Faisalabad last month and she had cuts on her ankles, which they believe came from shackles.
The case has been taken up by Christian charities, who claim that a number of girls are being kidnapped and forced into marriage.
Each year, around 1,000 Christian and Hindu girls are kidnapped by people in Pakistan and they are forced to convert into Islam.
The father of the girl said that their daughter was treated like a slave.
Aid to the Church in Need said that the father told them that his daughter was being treated like a slave in the house.
She told me she was treated like a slave. She was forced to work all day, cleaning filth in a cattle yard. 24-7, she was attached to a chain.
The family of the girl said that their daughter was abducted on June 12, 2020 and was raped multiple times.
Despite making multiple complaints to the police, the father was not able to file an official report until September of last year.
The man said that the police also made racial comments about him and even threatened to charge him blasphemy.
A medical report was also criticized by the father because it stated that the girl is 16 or 17 years old, but her official birth certificate said she was just 12.
The girl is currently in a women’s refuge while an official investigation is being carried out by the authorities in Pakistan.