KARACHI: The PIB police on Tuesday arrested a young man for allegedly assaulting a minor girl in Essa Nagri.
The incident led to a violent reaction from the victim’s family and neighbours, who attacked the suspect’s house and blocked the main road for vehicular traffic, police and witnesses said.
They said that the 10-year-old girl after returning from tuition told her family that she was molested by a brother of her tutor at his home.
Enraged family members and neighbours took to the street and attacked the house of the suspect, who lived nearby.
“The suspect, however, managed to run away from the scene,” said an official at the PIB Colony police station. “This further enraged the girl’s family and the protesters, who turned violent. By the time a police team arrived there, the protesters had already blocked the service lane along the main road with burning tyres and junk. Someone among the protesters also fired shots into the air which caused panic and fear.”
Published in Dawn, May 5th, 2021