SUKKUR: A teenage girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a young man in a locality near C-Section police station in Old Sukkur area late on Saturday night.
The girl’s uncle came to the police station on Sunday and complained that a 21-year-old boy lured his 14-year-old niece, a student of class VIII, to his friend’s house where he subjected her to criminal assault.
He said his niece informed her parents about the incident who assigned him to lodge a case against the boy.
Police arrested the accused after registering a complaint against him and sent the girl to the Sukkur civil hospital for medical examination.
SHO Rao Shafiullah quoted the accused as saying that he came into contact with the girl after receiving a missed call from her five days ago. He called her back and this led to their friendship, he said.
The SHO said that the accused called her on Saturday night and invited her to a visit to Lab-e-Mehran. The girl agreed but instead of going there he took her to his friendÂ’s house where the criminal assaulted her, he said.
This correspondent tried to contact the girl’s father but the family had shifted to some other place.