Man held for raping 10-year-old niece

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Muhammad Usman

A 53-year-old man was arrested for raping his 10-year-old niece, the police said on Monday. The police said that the incident occurred in Kasur’s Pattoki wherein the suspect, identified as Muhammad Younis, took his niece out saying that they were going to get garlic from the nearby fields. When they didn’t return after over three hours, the 10-year-old’s family went out in search of them. “When we reached to the fields, I heard the cries of my daughter,” the survivor’s mother said. “We caught Younis raping my daughter red-handed. He fled when he saw us,” she said. Following this, the family immediately registered an FIR at the Sarai Mughal police station. On Sunday, the police arrested the perpetrator in a raid. The child’s medical reports corroborated the rape. DNA samples of Younis have been taken and sent to a laboratory as well.
A case under Section 376 (punishment for rape) has been registered under the Pakistan Penal Code. The police have said that the suspect will soon be presented in court.