KARACHI: A man accused of attempting to rape three minor girls in Allah Bakhsh Himayati Goth was caught and handed over to the police by area locals on Wednesday.
Bin Qasim Police have registered an FIR against the arrested man, M*, under sections 376 (punishment for rape) and 511 (attempt to commit an offence punishable with imprisonment for life or shorter terms) of the Pakistan Penal Code, on behalf of one of the victim’s father.
According to the FIR, three minor girls were playing in the street when the suspect took them to his house and attempted to rape them. Meanwhile, the father of one of the girls began searching for his daughter when she didn’t return home and it was then that he heard girls’ cries coming from the suspect’s house, the FIR states. Following this, the minor girl’s father, along with others from the neighbourhood, knocked on the suspect’s door, which was opened by one of the victims who revealed that M* had locked them inside the house, the FIR mentions.
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The suspect was then caught by the residents of the area and handed over to the police.
Sindh IGP has taken notice of the incident and has sought details of the matter, its investigation and progress made in the case from Malir SSP.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 19th, 2019.
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