rawalpindi -  Police have brought a seven year old girl allegedly subjected to sexual assault, for medico legal report. The girl was kidnapped by an unknown man at Chungi Number 20, sources disclosed to The Nation on Sunday.

The victim girl, a student of second grade in Government Girls High School Dhaman Syedan, was brought to Benazir Bhutto Hospital medical board on instructions of Superintendent of Police Saddar Circle Iftikhar Ul Haq to determine what had happened, they added.

The doctors at BBH took samples from the girl’s body and gave them to police investigators to be dispatched to Punjab Forensic Laboratory, Thokar Niaz Baig for examination, sources added.

Earlier, Muhammad Ashraf, the father of the victim, had lodged a written complaint with Police Station Saddar Bairooni stating his daughter went to the garbage dump near her house at Chungi Number 20 on January 4, 2018 when an unknown man kidnapped her and took her to a deserted place. He said the kidnapper attempted to sexually assault the girl and torture her. He said the girl came home in a state of shock and revealed her ordeal to her mother upon asking. The father took his daughter to a local doctor for medical treatment and did not share details with him to avoid social stigma. The applicant told police that the principal of the school where the girl studied had approached him to ask why SA was not attending classes since the last twelve days. “I shared what had happened with her and she urged me to go Police Station for legal action against the accused,” he said.

Police accepted the application but later showed negligence to initiate legal action against accused. SP Saddar Circle Iftikhar Ul Haq after being brought into notice about the incident pulled the reigns of Saddar Bairooni police for arresting the accused, sources added. The SP and DSP Salim Khattak also visited the crime scene and met the girl’s parents to inquire about the matter. SP ordered SHO to present the victim before doctors for her medical report, they said.

 “We have brought girl to BBH for her MLC. Case will be registered after issuance of MLC and report from Punjab Forensic Laboratory,” said a senior police officer, when contacted. He also obtained the CCTV footage from a mineral factory where the girl and her family are residing. “In the CCTV footage, the culprit can be seen moving towards the residential quarter of girl’s family,” he said. 

On the other hand, Saddar Bairooni police have arrested a man for his involvement in sodomizing a 14 year old student on gunpoint at Mohra Faqeeran, Bank Colony, Dhamial on 18/1/2018.

The accused was identified as Raja Adil while his accomplice Chaudhry Arbab is still at large. According to sources, a police team headed by SHO Malik Rafaqat carried out raid at the residence of Raja Adil at 3am on Sunday and held him.  They shifted the accused to the station for further investigation. Police are also looking for the fleeing accused, they said.

Meanwhile, scores of residents of Bank Colony staged a protest demo against the Mohra Barian incident.

They chanted slogans against a local leader and other public elected representatives for not visiting the area to express solidarity with the victim’s family.