RAWALPINDI: A Railway police official was arrested after a female Chinese tourist alleged he tried to rape her when she visited Rawalpindi Railway Station on Tuesday, the police said.
Railway police’s Station House Officer (SHO) Inspector Mohammad Javed told Dawn that the accused police constable was posted at the station when he saw a young Chinese girl on the platform, waiting for a non-stop railcar for Lahore.
The SHO said the accused officer walked towards her and started talking to her when the Green Line passenger train arrived at the platform. The girl is said to have asked the constable if she could see the train from inside as it was made in China.
The complainant and accused walked into the train to look at the various compartments.
“The train was meanwhile pushed for shunting due to which the compartment door was shut,” Inspector Javed said, adding that the girl was scared and thought the doors were shut intentionally by the constable.
“She started shouting which caught the attention of the DSP on duty and other police officials who helped the girl and the constable off the train.
The SHO said an FIR was registered against the police constable on the complaint of the Chinese tourist under the section for attempted rape and investigations were started,
When asked, Superintendent of Police Railway Riaz Bosal told Dawn the accused has been arrested and that the complainant, who was accompanied by two other tourists, has left for Lahore.
Published in Dawn, July 26th, 2017