GUJRANWALA: A four-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a neighbour in Farid Town on Monday.
The suspect, Rashid Javaid, 25, managed to escape before police’s arrival. He had rented the house from Muhammad Haneef a week ago. Satellite Town police took the house owner into custody for questioning.
Girl’s father, Shahbaz, told The Express Tribune he heard her child’s shouts in the afternoon and rushed out to look for her. He said the screams led him to his neighbour’s house. He said he was shocked to see the man allegedly trying to rape her daughter. “I rushed to rescue her and he (Javaid) escaped in the meanwhile,” he said. Satellite Town police had not filed a case till the filing of the report. SHO Sarfaraz Seikho said he would file the FIR once the child’s medical examination was conducted.
* Names have been changed to protect identity
Published in The Express Tribune, February 22nd, 2011.
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