SIALKOT -  Police arrested the accused who attempted to kill a female beautician after “rape” by cutting her throat with a sharp-edged razor in Bharath, the outskirts of Sialkot Cantt, five days ago.

According to the FIR lodged with Cantt police Station under sections 324 and 376 PPC by the victim’s elder sister Akhtar Bibi, Sana Bashir (16) went for a bride’s make-up at the house of accused Adnan Bhutta in Bhrath village for the Mehndi function on November 18, 2016. The accused allegedly raped the beautician and tried to kill her by cutting her throat. She fell unconscious and the accused threw her near her house.

The grieved family said that the victim was still fighting for life at Govt Allama Iqbal Memorial Teaching Hospital Sialkot, where the doctors said that her condition was still critical.

Senior police officials said that during the preliminary investigation, the accused had confessed to raping her and later trying to kill her by cutting her throat. Police have sent the accused behind bars.