SAHIWAL: Police claimed on Thursday to have arrested a security guard deployed at a cell phone tower for allegedly molesting and sexually assaulting school-going children at Dilowala 341/ EB, Arifwala tehsil.
The guard was allegedly involved in making video films of victim children and later blackmailing them for further acts.
A parent of the victim child approached Pakpattan District Police Officer Hasan Iqbal and reported the issue. The DPO directed the Saddar police for action.
Saddar Station House Officer Chaudhry Waqas told Dawn by phone that police arrested suspect `H` and found video clips from his mobile phone.
According to complainant `M`, his 12-year-old son had been upset for two months and on hisinsistence the boy talked about the issue.
The complainant quoted his victim son as saying that the suspect on Dec 12, 2022, asked the boy to help him pick up iron pipes from the tower room. The boy said the moment he entered the room, the guard held him hostage at gunpoint and abused him.
The guard also made a video of the act and time and again called the boy who refused to visit him.
Two days back, the suspect threatened him with uploading his video on social media to which he shared the matter with his father.
The SHO told this correspondent that police are approaching other parents whose children`s videos were found from the mobile phone for registration of further cases.
Police have registered a case against the guard under section 376 of Pakistan Penal Code.