A father reached in the nick of time to save her three-and-a-half year old daughter from a youth who was trying to assault her.
Mohammad Naeem, with the help of neighbours, overpowered the boy and handed him over to the police, Daily Express reported.
Police have arrested a youngster for trying to assault a child in the Dhok Mohri area of Bhara Kahu.
A resident of the suburban town, Naeem, told the Bhara Kahu police that his daughter was playing outside their small house when he went to buy her some sweets from a shop, a few houses away, in the same lane.
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However, Naeeem said, when he came back after a few minutes, the child was gone. “I ran inside looking frantically for my child, but she was not with her mother, we were about to rush outside to find her when I heard a muffled scream from upstairs,” he said.
Naeem scaled the flights of the two-storey house in seconds and reached the rooftop, where he found a boy trying to assault the child with his hand on her mouth.
He called for help, cornered the suspect and handed him over to police alive.
Police have booked the suspect identified as Syed Haider Badshah confessed his crime before the police.
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In his statement to the police, Badshah said that he saw the child playing outside her house and decided to rape her. Expecting that that the upper floor would be deserted, he took the child there, but was caught in the act.
The suspect, a resident of the Bhera Pul area of Bhara Kahu, has been mentioned as a boy in the FIR. However, his age has yet to be ascertained, sources said.
Police have registered the case against Badshah under section 377-B.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 8th, 2018.