KARACHI: A teenage boy, who worked as a domestic help in a Defence Housing Authority (DHA) bungalow, was arrested for allegedly subjecting his employer’s six-year-old daughter to a sexual assault, police said on Friday.

SSP-South Syed Asad Raza said that the mother of the minor girl was not home when the incident took place.

He said that the child was taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, where doctors confirmed that she was raped.

He said during an initial probe, the 15-year-old suspect told the police that he was at the bungalow on Thursday when the house owner had gone outside and other family members were busy in their work.

The suspect said that the girl was alone in her room, where he raped her. Later, he started his routine work and left the bungalow with the girl’s grandfather for some work and when they returned the girl’s parents already knew about the incident.

The police said that the parents called the police, which reached the scene and took the suspect into custody.

The SSP said that the suspect originally hailed from Punjab and his father was a private security guard. He came to Karachi around 25 days ago along with other family members. A man familiar to his family arranged a job for him at the DHA house, where he lived in the servants’ quarters.

The Darakhshan police registered a case against the suspect on charges of rape.

Published in Dawn, October 15th, 2022

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