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KARACHI: A seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a man, who was later beaten up by a mob before being handed over to the police in Orangi Town on Wednesday afternoon, Mominabad police said.

The girl was playing outside her home with other children in a hilly area of Rahim Shah Colony, Sector 11 of Orangi Town, said the area SHO, Shoaib Qureshi. The suspect kidnapped the girl and took her to a nearby hilly area where he allegedly subjected her to criminal assault.

In the meantime, the victim’s sister informed her father that someone had taken the girl away. The father rushed to the spot. The suspect tried to flee but area people caught him and subjected him to beating. Police also arrived there and took him into custody. The girl was sent to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where a lady medico-legal officer confirmed that the girl was raped, the SHO said.

Police registered a case against the suspect. The suspect, unmarried, is a resident of the same area.

‘Gangster’ held in Kalakot

Kalakot police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested a suspected gangster allegedly wanted in more than a dozen criminal cases.

“The suspect, Mohammad Saeed alias Kajal, was arrested after an encounter in Kalakot,” said City SSP Dr Samiullah Soomro. “He is a notorious member of the gang led by Ghaffar Zikri in Lyari.”

Eighteen FIRs have been registered against the arrested suspect at the Baghdadi and Mominabad police stations pertaining to murder, extortion, terrorism and other crimes.

Published in Dawn, July 12th, 2018