PESHAWAR, Jan 23: Police arrested a 45-year-old man here on Wednesday for allegedly raping a grade 8 student of a local girls school.
The victim alleged that the accused had been assaulting her for the last seven months but she could not dare to disclose it as he had warned her of dire consequences.
“I had to disclose it when my mother came to know I was pregnant,” she said and added that the accused was a friend of her brother. “My mother was admitted to the Lady Reading Hospital last year and the accused being my brother’s friend used to come there and thus became acquainted with all of us,” said the 14-year-old girl.
She said that once the accused dropped them off at their home while coming from the hospital, but on the second occasion when she was alone he took her to his guestroom at his residence and raped her.
Recording statement with the police, the victim said that on the next day of the occurrence the accused came to her school and asked her to accompany him. “On my refusal he told me that he had prepared my porno movie and photographs and he would show them to my family, schoolfellows and all others if I did not obey,” the victim alleged.
After seeking legal opinion from the District Public Prosecutor Sikandar Sahibzada a case was registered at Faqirabad police station against the accused under Section 376 of Pakistan Penal Code.
Under the said section the minimum sentence for the offence is ten years rigorous imprisonment.
The accused, the police officials said, had confessed to his crime and they would produce him before the court today (Thursday) for getting his physical remand. Police claimed that the accused was also allegedly involved in other street crimes.