SHEIKHUPURA: A wicked youth raped a minor girl and was arrested by the dwellers of the area and given a sound thrashing before handing him over to police on Thursday.
Police said that the accused identified as Maqsood hailing from Mohallah Rehmanpura of Sheikhupura molested a six-year-old girl.
The locals hearing the cries of the minor girl reached the scene and caught the accused red handed.
They gave him a sound thrashing with kicks and blows and later handed him over to police.
The victim girl was shifted to District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital and according to hospital sources her condition was stable.
Meanwhile, the heirs of the young girl, dwellers of the area and activists of non-governmental organizations have demanded the authorities to take strict action against the culprit.
Police have registered a case against the accused and investigation was in progress.