Man arrested for sexually assaulting niece
ISLAMABAD: A man who had allegedly sexually assaulted his nine-year-old niece in an Islamabad suburb last week has been arrested, police said on Saturday.
The victim* and her family worked at a brick kiln near Sector I-16 and lived in makeshift quarters at the kiln.
On March 29, the child’s father had lodged a complaint with the Noon police that an unidentified person had raped the child as she slept in the quarters with her grandmother.
The girl’s father had said that they had tried to chase the suspect when the child made noise but the assailant managed to flee.
Police said the child suffered injuries during the sexual assault and required stitches. The doctors also confirmed the sexual assault.
After the statement was recorded, police arrested the suspect on Friday. He was produced before a magistrate on Saturday who granted police three-days physical custody of the suspect.
The victim is still living at the women crisis centre.
*NAME WITHHELD TO PROTECT IDENTITY