Lahore: ‘Rapist’ of minor girl held
LAHORE, July 9: Shalimar investigation police claimed on Saturday to have arrested a teenaged ‘rapist’ of a five-year-old girl.
Civil Lines SP (Investigation) Liaquat Ali told Dawn the police were approached by Zubair of Deputy Yaqoob Colony, Baghbanpura, on July 8 that his daughter ‘M’ was raped by 17-year-old Hamza Imran on July 2 when she went to the academy along with her three class fellows. He said a police team raided the house-cum-academy of the suspect’s mother in the locality and took him into custody.
The accused confessed to raping the minor girl.
The SP said the girl’s condition was critical at the academy when her aunt went there to bring the four children back.
The family took the victim to a private hospital from where she was referred to Mayo Hospital, Malik said, adding the family informed the police about the incident on July 8.