MULTAN: A prayer leader Hafiz Sajid was arrested by police for sexually assaulting an eight-year old girl, Saima Bibi, daughter of a farmer Abdul Ghaffar in Village Illahabad (Kehror Pucca) some 80-km south-eat of Multan.
Police Inspector Muhammad Baksh told media that initial medical report confirmed the assault, while the accused also admitted the crime. The girl was hospitalized in critical condition.
Iqbal Bibi, mother of victim, said that Hafiz Sajid called her to seminary when her daughter’s condition deteriorated and asked her to take her home and not to say anything to others; otherwise he would destroy her family.
The girl came back to home, narrated the incident then they made noise and informed the natives who caught hold the prayer leader and gave him severe beating. Later, he was given in the custody of Police.