LAHORE:A rape case was registered against an 18-year-old man for allegedly raping a teenage girl in the Nawan Kot police jurisdictions on Thursday. In their complaint to police, the family of the rape survivor said the suspect, Umar, was friends with the girl. On January 23, he entered their house forcibly and raped their daughter when she was alone at home. The suspect fled the scene afterwards. Police have registered a case under Section 376 of Pakistan Penal Code and taken the suspect into custody. Police have collected forensic evidence from the crime scene and conducted medical examination of the victim. A police officer on the condition of anonymity said both the suspect and the girl knew each other well but the girl’s family did not know about their relationship. Separately, a nine-year-old girl died after being hit by a motorcyclist in Baghbanpura. In Misri Shah, four rickshaws were gutted in a lightning strike. Valuables worth hundreds of thousands of rupees were burnt to ashes as fire broke out in a house in the same area. No loss of life or injury was reported.