Crime: Teenager arrested in child rape case

Girl’s father said he had gone to the market; wife had been at work in a nearby field when the incident took place.


Our Correspondent May 01, 2012

BAHAWALPUR:


A teenager was arrested in a sexual assault case on Tuesday after an a medical examination of the four-year-old confirmed rape.


Musafir Khana rural health centre’s Dr Rashida stated that the child was now stable but would need to remain at the hospital for a couple of days.

She said a report of the samples sent for laboratory examination would be available by Wednesday.

Musafir Khana station house officer Noor Nawaz said the suspect was a neighbour and related to the child.

In his complaint, the girl’s father said he had gone to the market and his wife had been at work in a nearby field when the incident took place.

He said he found his daughter crying and her clothes covered with blood when he returned home in the afternoon. He said a neighbour later told him that he had seen the suspect leaving his house.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 2nd, 2012.

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