SHANGLA: The police on Tuesday arrested two men suspected of assaulting a grade 6th girl student in Lilonai area of Shangla district.

Police spokesman Umar Rehman told Dawn that following registration of FIR a team of Alpuri police station raided a house in Lilonai area and arrested two suspects namely Sultan Wali and Rehmanuddin and shifted them to police lockup.

The FIR registered against both the accused the other day said a 10-year-old girl came to Alpuri police station along with her father and reported that she was sexually assaulted by the accused while returning home from school.

“Both the accused caught hold of me and took me to cornfields where they abused me. I cried and implored them to leave me but they did not listen to me,” she stated in the FIR.

She further said after being assaulted, the accused showed her a knife and gave Rs200 in her hands and warned her that she would be killed if she told anyone about the incident.

The victim further said that due to absence of her parents from home she could not tell the incident to anyone immediately, and when they returned she informed them about the incident.

The police spokesman said the doctors in the district headquarters hospital, Alpuri, confirmed that the girl had been subjected to assault.

He said police had lodged FIR under sections 376, 506, 48 and 53 and started further investigations.

TWO KILLED: Two children were killed when a rifle their uncle was cleaning allegedly went off in Linsook area of Chakesar tehsil.

An official of Chakesar police station told Dawn that Moez Khan was cleaning his rifle at his residence before going for birds’ hunting when he touched the trigger accidentally and the bullet hit two children, Noor Ali, 11, and one-year-old Samiul Haq. Samiul Haq died on the spot while Noor Ali succumbed to injuries on way to hospital in Swat.

The police official said both the children were cousins. He said they had lodged an FIR under sections 319 and 333 of PPC and started further investigations.

Published in Dawn, September 12th, 2019