SHEIKHUPURA: Warburton police arrested one of their colleagues on Monday for allegedly raping a teenage boy in the police station.

Nankana District Police Officer Shahzada Sultan visited the police station. The alleged rape victim was taken into custody on Wednesday in a mobile phone theft case.

The alleged rapist took the boy from the lockup to a room and raped him.

Station House Officer (SHO) Yaqoob Virk and other officials were alerted by the cries of the boy. They held the low-rank official under Section 377 of the Pakistan Penal Code and 155-C/4479 of the Police Order 2002.

The DPO also suspended the SHO from service and ordered a case against him for keeping the boy in the lock-up without any case for three days. He said the SHO should have produced him before a judicial magistrate right after taking him into custody. The DPO said the boy was a habitual thief. Earlier the Bhikhi police in Sheikhupura had arrested him in a similar case.

Published in Dawn, August 25th, 2015

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