Suspect arrested for allegedly raping 6-year-old in Jhelum

Updated August 17, 2019

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Police arrest the suspect with the help of CCTV footage.— APP/File
Police arrest the suspect with the help of CCTV footage.— APP/File

Jhelum police on Saturday arrested a suspect for allegedly molesting and raping a minor girl in Pind Dadan Khan, said a police officer.

The suspect had forcefully taken the second grade student to an empty building on August 15, Pind Dadan Khan Police Station SHO Ghulam Abbas Shah said quoting the victim's father. A case had also been registered on the same day, he added.

The SHO said that police arrested the suspect with the help of CCTV footage as the victim had identified the suspect in the video.

According to the FIR, lodged by the father of the victim, the six-year-old girl went outside from her home to purchase some curd but returned very late. The father told police that the victim, upon her return, told her mother that someone had grabbed her and took her to a nearby deserted house where the suspected tried to rape her.

Later, according to the father, the victim identified the suspect and the house where she had been taken. She identified the suspect in a video footage obtained from a nearby installed CCTV camera, the father said.

The victim had been shifted to a hospital for medico-legal examination, as well as treatment. The report will confirm the nature of the offence, the police said.