A 10-year-old mentally challenged girl was allegedly raped by an unidentified suspect in the Basti Chiragh Shah area of Lahore Cantonment on Monday, police said.

The victim’s father registered a complaint with the South Cantt Police Lahore today after which a case was registered under Section 376 (punishment for rape) of the Pakistan Penal Code.

According to the first information report (FIR), a copy of which is available with Dawn.com, the victim, who had gone out of the house on Monday afternoon, returned home at around 1:30pm with blood stains on her clothes.

“My sister gave her a bath. Later in the day, she told me that my daughter was sexually abused by someone,” the FIR quoted the complainant as saying.

The victim’s father has demanded the police to arrest the suspect and bring the perpetrators to justice.

Meanwhile, Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Ghulam Mahmood Dogar took notice of the incident and ordered the immediate arrest of the suspects. “A medical examination of the victim is also being conducted,” he said in a statement.

The CCPO said all resources will be used to trace and arrest the suspect.

He said the Gender Crime Cell teams were also collecting evidence at the scene of the crime.

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