LAHORE  - Police have arrested a professor over an alleged assault on 14-year-old housemaid at his residence in the Defense Hosing Authority (DHA) on Saturday. The girl was admitted to hospital, where her condition was said to be critical.

Inspector Ghulam Dastgir said they reached the hospital to record the statement of the victim soon after the hospital management disclosed the happening to the police.

Investigators said that the resident of Sialkot district had been working as housemaid at the resident (in E-Block) of Professor Salman Rafique for the last five years. They also said that she was badly tortured by her master. The police have arrested the professor after registering a criminal case against him. The police investigators said that they were waiting for the laboratory report to establish whether the victim was sexually assaulted as well. The police have notified the parents of the victim in Sialkot about the incident and further investigation is underway.

LHC complaint cell picks out 5

The Lahore High Court complaint cell on Saturday took notice on a press report highlighting five crime incidents in the provincial metropolis. The cell directed District and Sessions Judge, Lahore to look into the matters and submit a detailed report regarding steps taken by the local police along with his own comments.

According to details, 65-year-old Muhammad Yousaf of Mohalla Tariqabad was deployed for duty at the farm of Maj (r) Rashid when six robbers entered the premises around 2:30am. They tied up the watchman, a father of five, with ropes to steal birds. As the birds made a noise, the suspects ran away with some pheasants and fancy parrots worth over Rs.800,000. Yousaf was tied so tightly that he suffocated to death.  In another incident of Nishtar Colony a 36-year-old woman, Stella Faiz, was found strangled at her house in Haji Di Khoi, Umer Town. Police said Stella’s husband Arif Masih reported them that he found her wife murdered when he returned home from his workplace.