rawalpindi - Police have arrested a shopkeeper from Chakri Road for allegedly sexually harassing a six-year-old girl, informed sources.

The detained accused was identified as Masood Ahmed, who runs a grocery store at Dhoke Lakhan near Sultania Mosque, within limits of Police Station Saddar Bairooni, they said.

According to sources, police received a complaint from the girl’s father that his daughter had gone to a shop to buy toffees when shopkeeper Masood got hold of her and took her inside.

The complainant alleged that the shopkeeper had harassed the little girl and requested the police to arrest him, they said. Following the instructions of Station House Officer PS Saddar Bairooni Malik Rafaqat, a police team carried out a raid in Lakhan, nabbed the accused and shifted him to police station for interrogation.

A police officer, while talking to The Nation, confirmed the detention of accused. He said that police would register FIR against the accused if the allegations of sexual harassment are confirmed.