SAHlWAL: Police arrested on Sunday a goldsmith on charge of raping a minor girl at Kameer town in Sahiwal district.
A first information report has been registered against the suspect under sections 365H and 376 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) by Kameer police on a complaint by the girl`s father, a driver.
The parents have accused a doctor at the Kameer Rural Health Centre (RHC) of delaying the issuance of a medico-legal certificate of the 13-year-old girl, a class six student at a high school.
As per police, the goldsmith offered a motorcycle ride to the girl on Saturday when she was on her way to school.
Instead of dropping the girl at school, the suspect took her to an unidentified place and raped her. Later, the suspect dropped the girl in a street.
The girl, on reaching home, informed her parents about the incident, who reported the matter to Kameer police.
Acting on the father`s complaint, the police raided the goldsmith`s house and arrested him.
The police sent the girl to the Kameer Rural Health Centre for medical examination and issuance of a medico-legal certificate (MLC).
The girl`s parents alleged that the lady doctor on duty at the RHC did not cooperate with them and was delaying issuance of MLC.
RHC in-charge Dr Waqas, however, denied the allegation, saying the MLC would be issued soon.
Sources say the girl`s samples have been sent to Punjab Forensic Science Agency laboratory in Lahore for forensic analysis.