Suspected rapist shoots self to avoid arrest – 06 Jun 2022

SAHIWAL: The alleged rapist of a minor girl `committed suicide` to avoid arrest near village 138/9-L late on Saturday night, police said.

District Police Officer Sadiq Baloch told Dawn on Sunday Dera Rahim police had located Muhammad Sajjad, offered him support in case ofsurrenderbut the accuse preferred to shoot himself in a maize field.

Police tracked him down through technology and GPS location with 14 hours of rape.

SHO Allah Dita of Dera Rahim police said Sajjad`s body had been handed over to his father Irshad after autopsy.

The victim is the resident of village 183/9-L.

Her father Ramzan is labourer and worl(ed near the Harappa Railway Station.

The family sent the girl to buy eggs from a nearby house where Muhamad Sajjad alias Shada lived.

According to villager, the accused ran a poultry farm and sold eggs for his living. Due to his badbehaviour, his parents had left him.

Police said Sajjad sent her fried home and took the victim to a room and raped her. Her parents found her in the street with severe bleeding.

They took her to a nearby hospital but did not tell the doctors the actual happening due to social stigma.

Doctors informed Dera Rahim police and referred the girl to the Sahiwal Teaching Hospital because of her critical condition.

DPO Sadiq Baloch also rushed to hospital and met with the girl`s father.

Dera Rahim police registered the case on the complaint of her father.

The Dera SHO said police tracked the accused through CDR and GPS location. When the police reached near her hiding place, Shada ran towards maize fields.

Police surrounded him and asked him to surrender.

The SHO said instead of surrendering, the accused shot him dead with a pistol.

Doctors said the girl was stable now.

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