HARIPUR: The local police have arrested a man for allegedly molesting a teenage girl in the city area here.

A Mohallah Dokana Pandak resident told the city police that he was busy helping his wife in home chores when his 13-year-old daughter went missing from home at around 9pm on Friday.

The complainant said he searched for her in the neighbourhood and houses of the relatives, but found no clue to her. However, after a couple of hours, he said the girl was found crying outside the under-construction house of a neighbour namely Abdul Hameed.

When we inquired she disclosed that their neighbour, Shahid Hameed dragged her inside his under-construction house and raped her, the complainant said, adding the girl said the accused threatened her of dire consequences if she disclosed the incident to anyone.

The police and the doctors said the preliminary medical examination confirmed the girl was raped, but added a detailed forensic analysis was awaited.

The police arrested the accused after registering a criminal case against him under sections 376 of PPC and 53 of Child Protection Act.

Published in Dawn, May 2nd, 2021

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