Police on Thursday failed to arrest any of four men suspected of raping of child a week ago in Khurarainwala.
A medico-legal report from Jaranwala THQ hospital concluded that the girl had been sexually assaulted.
In her application to police, an Athiyal village resident said that she had been at a mehfil-e-milad last Thursday when her daughter left home to visit her but she was was abducted by Rab Nawaz, his brother Arshad, Aashiq and Shah Nawaz. “She was taken to the house of Zakir Husain and sexually assaulted,” she said.
She said that the men fled the scene after the child fainted. “She returned home in tears around midnight.”
She said that the men were influential in the village and no one was willing to help her because she was a widow.
She said that she was being threatened with eviction from the village if she pursued the case.
Khurarianwala SHO Atif said the compliant was lodged four days after the incident. He said a police team had raided the houses of the suspects. “They locked their homes and have apparently left with their families,” he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 27th, 2012.