On the 17th of June, a 14-year-old girl was kidnapped and raped in Elasha Biyaha, a town 16 kilometres southwest of Mogadishu.
The girl’s mother who spoke to local media stated that she had sent her daughter to the market, but that she never returned home. Some of her relatives who also spoke to the media claimed that there were allegedly 20 rapists involved in this case. The young girl was found with visible injuries to her body in an open field two days and two nights after she went missing.
An uncle of the girl stated that some of the rapists had been arrested and are currently being held at the CID headquarters. He also stated that some suspects had fled from the institution and are currently being sought.
At the time of writing, there is no official statement from the Somali Police Force.