Residents of Khanewal's Kabirwala tehsil protested on Wednesday against local police's alleged refusal to investigate an influential accused of raping a minor girl, DawnNewsTV reported.

The victim's family had accused a local landlord and one of his servants of kidnapping and raping the child — a grade 3 student — overnight, and then dumping her unconscious body on a farm.

The child had been brought to a local hospital in an unconscious state. She underwent treatment for three days before she was allowed to leave.

After she was discharged, the victim had been taken to the Haveli Koranga police station for the lodging of a case against the accused.

The police had initially noted down the family's complaint, in which both suspects had been named, but only named the servant as a suspect in the FIR.

According to the FIR, which was registered with the victim's mother as the complainant, the girl was kidnapped by the servant while her family slept.

Soon after the victim's mother woke up, she found the girl missing. She launched a search for her with other family members and was quoted to have said that she witnessed the servant raping the girl at the landlord's house.

Angered at the police's alleged refusal to register a case against the landlord, the girl's family and other residents of the area launched protests and demanded the immediate arrest of both the suspects.

The protesters have also appealed to the chief minister of Punjab for justice.

Opinion

Awaiting orders
25 Oct 2021

Awaiting orders

Orders are given for demolition. Some structures go down. Some still stand.
Is it our own?
25 Oct 2021

Is it our own?

It is fair to ask what truly determines our success.
Up, up and away
Updated 25 Oct 2021

Up, up and away

Irate Twitterati want Superman to stop meddling.
No-trust resolution dynamics
Updated 24 Oct 2021

No-trust resolution dynamics

It is heartening that the effort to remove a chief minister is following constitutional norms.

Editorial

25 Oct 2021

Party to a vile campaign

THE PTI government’s hostility towards the media and its intolerance for dissent is well known. The target of ...
Financial crisis
Updated 25 Oct 2021

Financial crisis

DESPITE having progressed to ‘very good step’ and being ‘close to concluding the agreement’ a few days back,...
25 Oct 2021

Morals and Pemra

TIME and again, Pemra has come under fire for issuing arbitrary instructions to TV channels on matters ranging from...
Anti-government rallies
Updated 24 Oct 2021

Anti-government rallies

Banning a party because it can create a public nuisance sets a dangerous precedent which can be repeated to justify future bans.
24 Oct 2021

End of polio?

AFTER a long struggle, the reward is finally in sight. With only a single case of wild poliovirus reported this year...
24 Oct 2021

Heritage work

IT is encouraging that, slowly, projects of heritage conservation and preservation appear to be taking off. These...