FAISALABAD: A rickshaw driver, arrested on Thursday for killing a child after sexually assaulting her, escaped police custody late night on Saturday.
Nadeem alias Billa escaped from Ghulam Muhammadabad police station where he was detained for questioning by Batala Colony police who had arrested him.
Eight policemen were arrested on charges of delinquency and negligence in the wake of the suspect’s escape. Nadeem had confessed to killing a six-year-old girl after sexally assaulting her on June 23.
He also led the police to the spot where he had dumped the remains of the child’s body. DSP Ghulam Muhammadabad Chaudhry Ashiq Jutt said teams had been formed to raid the nearby areas and arrest the suspect.