SARGODHA: A man reportedly tried to rape a six-year-old boy on Monday. The child’s father filed the complaint and Sargodha City police registered a case.
The victim’s father, a resident of Chak No 138-NB, stated that his son, H*, was playing outside the house along with other children. That is when a suspect named Arsalan allegedly grabbed the boy and tried to sexually assault him.
He stated that when the victim raised a hue and cry, the suspect fled from the scene.
Meanwhile, police are conducting raids in order to arrest the culprit.
In July, a man attempted to rape an 11-year-old boy in Ghaziabad area in Lahore.
Suspect Ghulam Shabbir, who teaches Quran to children in the area, sent the boy to the shops after his lesson for the day had ended. After the child returned, he asked the 11-year-old to feed the chickens. Once alone, he attempted to rape the boy.The suspect got cold feet when the boy started screaming.
He let the child proceed home after instructing him not to speak about what transpired. Parents of the victim approached police after the boy confided in his mother.
*name changed to protect identity
Published in The Express Tribune, August 21st, 2018.