SAHIWAL: Police claimed to have arrested a railway employee who allegedly raped a passenger in a train on its way to Lahore from Karachi late on Thursday.

The woman alerted the Sahiwal railway police on Friday morning and they had her examined from the District Headquarters Hospital.

Reports said the woman got on Tezgam Express at the Karachi station without a ticket and a railway employee offered her to board the power van against Rs500. During the journey, the employee raped her at gunpoint. Police arrested the suspect.

According to APP, Railways Police DIG Sharaq Jamal Khan will investigate the case.

Quoting a PR spokesman, the agency said forensic tests would also be conducted. The spokesman said strict action would be taken against the staff if found guilty.

Alleged rapist of minor girl arrested in Jhelum

He requested passengers not to travel in the trains without tickets and avoid boarding prohibited compartments for safe journey.

Meanwhile, the Yousafwala police could not arrest a man who allegedly tried to rape a minor girl at 94/9-L village on Thursday.

The suspect, a resident of Pakpattan, had been living with his brother at a place, where he tried to assault a neighbour girl.

The Yousafwala police registered a case.

GUJRAT: In Jhelum’s Dina city area, an eight-year-old girl was raped by her relative who was taken into custody soon afterwards.

The girl’s father said she and her mother were at home on Wednesday last when a relative tricked her (child) into leaving with him. He took the girl to a deserted place near Sheikhan Thekrian and subjected her to sexual abuse.

The parents claimed the girl sobbed her ordeal out after returning home.

The Dina police registered a case against the suspect under Section 376 of the Pakistan Penal Code on the report of the girl’s father.

Chaudhry Ulfat, the spokesman for the Jhelum police, told Dawn the incident had been reported to the police station on Wednesday last after which a medical examination of the girl was conducted at the Jhelum District Headquarters Hospital.

He said the police arrested the suspect who confessed to raping the girl but doctors had sent the samples including that of the DNA of the suspect to the Lahore Forensic Science Laboratory for confirmation. He said the suspect was a close relative of the family.

This is the second incident of sexual abuse in Jhelum during the last couple of days; earlier on Thursday, police arrested a man on the charges of sexually abusing his second wife.

LAYYAH: A man allegedly raped a 10-year-old girl at Basti Kumharanwali near Karor Lal Esan on Friday.

The girl went out of her house for some chore when a neighbour took her to fields and raped her.

A passerby rescued her when she raised hue and cry but the suspect made good his escape.

The Karor Lal Esan police brought the girl to the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital, where she is being administered treatment.

Police registered a case under section 376 of PPC against the suspect and arrested him.

Published in Dawn, January 20th, 2018

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