JACOBABAD - A five-year-old girl was raped and tortured by her teenage neighbour at an under-construction higher secondary school in Mubarakpur Town, tehsil Thul of district Jacobabad, here on late other day evening.

Thul DSP Arbab Ali Soomro confirmed the incident and told this scribe that following on the information that a 5-year-old girl was spotted unconscious condition at an under-construction school, without clothes, police rushed to the spot and shifted her to Civil Hospital Jacobabad for medical treatment.

After treatment, she recorded her statement before her parents that she was assaulted by her neighbour Gul Muhammad aka Gulo, 16, son of Abdul Haleem Bhutto, and tortured her over resistance during which she received severe injuries upon her face, the DSP added.

Following the directives of SSP Jacobabad, Mubarakpur police conducted multiple raids and succeeded in arresting accused Gul Muhammad Bhutto and shifted him to unknown place for further investigation, the DSP concluded. 

No case was registered till filing of this story. The condition of the victim girl was said to be stable, hospital sources added.

Bahadur Bhutto, relative of the girl, told local reporters that the victim girl had gone to outside of her house for playing with her friends while after passage of one and half hour he received the unfortunate incident.

Soon after the incident, Deputy Commissioner Jacobabad announced free treatment of the girl.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah took notice of the incident and sought detailed report from DIG Larkana, media reported.