BAHAWALPUR - The police claimed to have nicked a ‘molester’ who had assaulted minor girls.

Addressing a press conference, DPO Sohail Habib Tajik said that January 9, last, three-year-old Rubaab, a resident of Mohallah Shikari Ahmadpur East was playing outside her house when a person named Waqas took her on his bicycle for buying her candy from the shop. The fiendish persons took her to an old building’s basement near Railway Station where he assaulted the minor girl. Similarly on February 28, Kashmala Afzal, a resident of Shamsabad was also abducted while playing outside her house by Waqas and took her to graveyard in Satellite Town where he subjected the innocent girl to his animal lust.

DPO Sohail Tajik said that these incidents were a challenge for the police and a team under the supervision of SDPO was constituted comprising City SHO Rana Hakim Ali and Dera Nawab Police SHO Mohsin Sardar to nab the criminal. The team worked hard and arrested Waqas, a resident of Mauza Shaukatabad Ahmadpur East also known as Allah Rakha. The Dera Nawab Police SHO told the media that after committing the third rape, a person who had seen him leaving the girl informed the police. The police picked up Waqas on suspicion and he during investigation confessed have done the heinous offence.  The DPO said that DNA test of the criminal had been sent to lab for examination. During the press conference, the criminal confessed to his sins and told that a person named Abid who had raped around 45 girls trained him for the crime. SHO Hakim Ali informed the media that Abid was under the police custody and being investigated.