A Chinese woman working at the Islamabad new airport project on Friday accused a policeman of trying to sexually assault her when she was alone in her residence.
Ms Ye through her manager administration Li Gang got an FIR registered with the Westridge police alleging Constable Touseer Abbas tried to rape her. Ye along with the team of Chinese engineers are working at the new airport site which is being constructed near Fateh Jhang.
According to the FIR, registered late Thursday night by the manager of the Chinese team, Abbas grabbed the 21-year-old civil engineer from the back as she was alone in her room and tried to rape her.
On her hue and cry other Chinese gathered there and started beating the constable for assaulting the woman.
Later they called their embassy and informed about the incident.
The area police headed by the Rawalpindi City Police Officer Azhar Hameed Khokhar reached the spot and arrested the police constable.
In his preliminary statement to the police officers, the constable, one of the policemen deputed on security duty to the Chinese engineers working on the Project-III of New Benazir Bhutto International Airport, denied the allegations and said he along with other policemen were present on the site late Thursday night when some Chinese returned to their residences after having a party. He alleged that all of them were drunk and they started beating him when they saw him. “I was just standing alert on my duty,” he said.
As other policemen on duty came there to rescue him the Chinese accused him of trying to rape the woman engineer.
Touseer Abbas joined police force as a constable four years ago and is a married man from Rawat area.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 3rd, 2011.