Two minors molested in Sanaag region, Puntland in fresh case

Two fresh rape cases have been reported in Badhan town in Sanaag region, Puntland with one case involving a 5-year old girl by a man in his 20s.

On the other hand, a 14-Year-old girl was raped in the same region on Thursday. The Police Commissioner of sanaag region, Abdi Farah Warsame, told Radio shabelle that the suspects behind the attack has been taken in custody.

Just last week, a court in regional administration of Puntland State sentenced five young men to death, officials said on Saturday.

The young men were accused of gang raping a woman in Galkacyo, the regional capital of Mudug region in central Somalia.

In a ruling on Saturday morning from the magistrate Court in Nugal region said the five young men were convicted of the rape case.

Four of the rapist fled to Qardho town while the fifth one was arrested in Galkacyo as he tried to flee authorities.

However, this verdict is not connected to the rape and killing of the 12-year old Aisha Ilyas allegedly raped, tortured and killed the previous week in Galkayo city Puntland.

Four men were las arrested in Galkacyo, Puntland in connection with the rape and killing of 12-year old girl on Sunday.

The men were arrested on Tuesday afternoon by local authorities as the net is cast wide to nab the remaining three suspects.

12-year Aisha Ilyas was raped, brutally tortured and killed on Sunday by seven men. Her mutilated body was later dumped at her parents’ home. Residents said they were shocked by the incident.