LARKANA: Hatri Ghulam Shah Police on Tuesday booked a primary school teacher on charges of sexually assaulting and raping a fourth-grade girl student in Nau Abad village.
The girl's maternal uncle, Ghulam Hussain Kalhoro, registered a First-Information Report (FIR) against the accused under Section 376 of the Pakistan Penal Code. The school teacher has been arrested and the FIR filed under No.9/2016.
The police at the Hatri Ghulam Shah police station have referred the case to Chandka Medical College Hospital, where the girl underwent a medical examination. On Tuesday, the assistant police surgeon at the hospital, Dr Munir Shaikh, confirmed that the girl's medical check-up had taken place, and that results showed she had been raped.
Dr Meena Kumari, the medical-legal officer who conducted the test, said the girl is four months pregnant.
The girl's parents sensed that something was wrong when she complained of nausea and vomiting, sources said. On Tuesday, the girl and her father Mumtaz held a protest at SP chowk, where the Sindh minister was presiding over a meeting.
DSP Yar Muhammed Rind met with them and assured the girl that she would get justice.
The judicial magistrate, Zafarullah Jakhrani, remanded the suspect in police custody for seven days on Wednesday. He was picked up on Tuesday by the Hatri Ghulam Shah police and during interrogation, confessed to have committed the crime, police sources said.