RAHIM YAR KHAN: A case of attempted rape involving a 12-year-old girl was reported in Rahim Yar Khan on Monday. The child’s father was the one who filed the complaint. Khanpur City police have registered the case.
Victim’s father I*, a resident of Mohallah Loharan, submitted a complaint at the police station in which he stated that his daughter M* was playing outside the house along with other children. While the children were playing, a suspect named Ghulam Mustafa allegedly grabbed the girl and took her to a nearby house, the complaint read. It was after some time that family members noticed that the girl was missing. Frantically, they started to search for the victim, the complaint detailed.
In the midst of searching for M*, they came across the house where the accused had taken the girl. They discovered him in a deserted room, attempting to assault the girl. After seeing the family members, the accused fled the scene, the complaint said.
Meanwhile, the police conducted raids to arrest the culprit.
Earlier, a man allegedly tried to rape a woman in Chak No 84, Rahim Yar Khan.
An official of Kot Samabah police station told Express News that accused Saleem barged into the house of S* in Chak No 84 while she was alone in the house. He added the accused tried to sexually assault the woman but she raised hue and cry. As a result, people from the neighbourhood reached the spot and tried to catch the culprit. However, he managed to flee the scene.
*Names withheld to protect identity
Published in The Express Tribune, August 7th, 2018.