By: G Mursalin Marwat
LAKKI MARWAT – A teenager allegedly raped a seven-year-old girl in village Naverkhel the other day and escaped. Police said Wednesday that the accused Shaukat took the girl Saima to his Bhethak (guestroom) and raped her there. They said the wailing victim reached home and narrated the happening to her parents.
Later, the girl was taken to city hospital where she was hospitalised in critical condition, they said.
The inhuman incident in the holy month of Ramazan shocked the residents of entire district, besides causing a public outcry. They stressed upon police to show their competency and arrest the accused.
Police said that they were making efforts to catch the accused after registration of a case against him under second 376PPC in Lakki Marwat Police Station.
They added that the accused would soon be brought to the clutches of law as a noose had been tightened around him. Meanwhile, Regional Police Officer Bannu Nisar Ahmad Tanoli arrived here and met the victim girl, her father and other relatives in city hospital. DPO Lakki Marwat Umar Riaz also accompanied him on the occasion.
The RPO expressed his sorrow over the inhuman and heart rendering incident with the family.
He assured that police would leave no stone unturned to provide the family with justice and take the culprit involved in the barbaric incident to task. He said that the accused would face exemplary punishment, directing the district police to arrest him at all costs. He also directed the hospital’s administration to take care of the rape victim and provide her all sorts of medical and treatment facilities.