LAHORE: A four-and-a-half-year-old girl was raped by her teenage relative in the limits of Shahdara police area on Friday.
The affected minor was immediately shifted to Services Hospital for a treatment. Doctors said her condition was critical but hoped that she would be recovered soon. Police have registered a case against arrested accused identified as Rashid alias Majo, 13, on complaint of victim’s father, Pervaiz.
Police said the minor, resident of Fazal Park, was playing with other children in a park situated near her house when the culprit, said to be her relative, took the girl to a nearby place and molested her. Local people reached the spot, caught him red-handed and thrashed him. Police also reached the spot and arrested the accused.
Earlier, during last three months, around six to seven minor or teenagers were raped in different areas of the city including a five-year-old girl who was left outside Sir Ganga Ram Hospital after being brutally raped by unidentified men in Mughalpura area. Another minor was raped in Race Course area, an 11-year-old disabled girl was sexually assaulted by an unknown man in Shadbagh police area few days back.
However, city police have failed to arrest or trace the culprits involved in five-year-old girl gang rape case reported in Mughalpura area three months ago.
DIG investigation said that police teams were still working on the issue and the culprits would be arrested soon, he added.