BAHAWALNAGAR: The Saddar police arrested a man and his brother on Friday for sexually assaulting his deafmute minor sister-in-law.
Police said a man (name with held) from Basti Musa Tibba lured the nine-year-old girl to his house on May 10 at 4pm when she was playing outside her home.
While searching for her, the family members entered the house of the man and found him raping the girl while his brother was standing in the courtyard of the house.
The duo fled after seeing the witnesses, they added.
Police said initially, the elders of the area stopped the family from taking legal action.
However, a case was registered against the duo on May 11 on the com-plaint of the victim`s mother.
The police said the girl had been shifted to the hospital for a medical examination while the suspects were arrested.
DISMISSED: A police constable was fired on Friday after he was found guilty in a departmental inquiry.
A press release issued by the DPO office on Friday said constable Muhammad Rafiq had been dismissed from service for dereliction of duty.
Police sources told Dawn that last year, during an encounter with robbers, Madrassa Station House Officer Nazar Muhammad suffered serious bullet injuries and had to spend a couple of months in the hospital.
They said it was due to the negligence of Constable Rafique who abandoned the SHO and ran away from the field.