TAXILA: While Attock police are on their toes to arrest a teacher over the alleged rape and murder of a 10-year-old girl, another 12-year-old boy was sexually assaulted, allegedly by his seminary teacher.

The victim was taken to Tehsil Headquarters (THQ) Hospital where a medical examination revealed that the boy had been sexually assaulted. Police, on the complaint of the victim’s father, registered a case.

Sub-Divisional Police Officer Malik Naeem Iqbal said the main suspect was arrested and he confessed to having committed the crime.

Meanwhile, the father of the girl who was recently murdered after being raped has asked the police to arrest the main suspect as soon as possible.

He was addressing a press conference on Friday after Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz cancelled his visit to see the family for the third time.

Expressing his anger and grief over the cancellation of the visit, he said the district administration prepared his family for the visit and after long hours, they were informed that Mr Shehbaz would not be able to make it.

For the third time, a curfew-like situation prevailed in the town as all markets and shops were closed and public movement was restricted, he said, adding that the family and residents of the area have shown maximum restraint and their patience should not be tested.

Later, residents of the area blocked Rawalpindi-Peshawar G.T. Road to protest police’s failure to arrest the suspect.

Protesters were of the view that the main suspect should be presented in court so that his trial may be initiated. Later, District Police Officer Umar Salamat along with Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Zulqarnain reached the protest site to calm down the protesters.

Published in Dawn, June 18th, 2022

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