Five-year-old girl escapes rape attempt in Rahim Yar Khan

Accused took the girl to nearby fields but fled when the victim’s family reached the spot


Noor Soomro October 11, 2018
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RAHIM YAR KHAN:  

A case of attempted rape involving a five-year-old girl was reported in Rahim Yar Khan on Wednesday. The child’s father was the one who filed the complaint. Kot Samabah police have registered the case.

Victim’s father Z*, a resident of Tirandah Siway Khan, submitted a complaint at the police station in which he stated that his daughter K* was on her way to the shop when a suspect named Muhammad Ajmal allegedly grabbed the girl and took her to a nearby field. 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, they came across the fields where the accused had taken the girl. They heard screams coming from the spot and discovered that the accused was attempting to assault the girl. After seeing the family members, the accused fled the scene, the complaint said.

Meanwhile, police are conducting raids to arrest the culprit.

Earlier, a man allegedly tried to rape a woman in Chak No 84, Rahim Yar Khan.

An official from 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

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