An initial medical examination of a four-year-old girl in Jahanian tehsil headquarters (THQ) hospital confirmed sexual assault on Saturday.
Samples for chemical examination were sent to a laboratory in Lahore. Dr Shahida, who carried out the examination, later described her condition as ‘out of danger’ and sent her home.
Meanwhile, in a raid carried out for his arrest, Jahanian police found the house of the suspect locked from the outside. Neighbours told the police that the family had fled the house in the morning.
SHO Ghulam Mustafa told The Express Tribune that two teams had been constituted to raid the neighbouring villages to track down the suspect. He said the search would also be expanded to Khanewal and Multan if needed.
The girl’s father had reported that the child was taken to the hospital after a relative found her lying unconscious in a field in her native Ghareebabad village, in Chak 115 /10-R. *Names have been omitted to protect the identity of the victim
Published in The Express Tribune, April 1st, 2012.