Rawalpindi-Medical examination of a three and half years old rape victim girl was conducted by doctors at the Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH), police sources informed on Friday.

“The doctors examined the rape victim girl and took samples from her body and packed in sealed parcels that will be dispatched to the Punjab Forensic Laboratory, Lahore for examination,” a police officer said. Meanwhile, police registered a rape case against the detained shopkeeper and begun investigation.

According to police sources, a police team brought the victim girl to the BBH where doctors carried out her medical examination. The doctors obtained samples from her body and packed in packets that were handed over to police, they said. On the other hand, a large number of relatives and area people gathered at the BBH for lodging a protest demo, however, the management barred them from agitation.

SHO Police Station Saddar Bairooni Malik Rafaqat told The Nation that attempted rape has been proved during initial medical conducted by doctors. He said that police would dispatch samples to the Forensic Lab, Lahore for examination. He said that police held the alleged rapist namely Masood and registered a case against him under sections 376 and 511 of PPC. He said further investigation was underway.

Noor Ali Shan, the victim father, had lodged complaint with Police Station Saddar Bairooni that he along with family was residing in a rented house at Dhoke Lakhan. He stated that his three and half years old daughter was sent by her mother to buy rice from a nearby shop.

He alleged that shopkeeper Masood grabbed her daughter and took her into the shop by closing the shutter. He said the shopkeeper attempted to rape her daughter. He told police the inhuman incident was witnessed by his brother Arslan Khan.

He asked the police to lodge a case against rapist and arrest him. Police held the accused and later on registered a case against him. SP Saddar Circle Iftikhar ul Haq said that police would investigate the case from all possible angles and would bring the rapist to the book.