RAHIM YAR KHAN

An 11-year-old girl was raped by neighbour in Liaqatpur, some 90-km from here on Monday.

As per details, 11-year-old Iqra, daughter of Muhammad Arshad, a resident of Basti Gunjan Kachi Mandi was taking fodder for cattle but her neighbours namely Sajjad and Muhammad Arif allegedly kidnapped her and took to a nearby house where Sajjad raped her while Arif provided security. The girl was shifted to THQ Hospital Liaqatpur by Rescue 1122. On information, PML-N MPA Mian Aslam Islam reached immediately hospital and assured the victim of all out support. He advised the DSP and SHO to arrest the culprits. Later police raided various areas of the city and arrested Sajjad and Arif who told local journalists that they were innocent and were arrested on political rivalry.

They also offered for their DNA test to ascertain facts. It is to be noted that crime is on the rise in tehsil Liaqatpur while the police have failed to check the incidence of crime. The situation could be gauged from the fact that a woman was attacked with acid attack some days back in Liaqatpur but the police have failed to arrest the accused so far.