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Earthquake helps girl escape ‘rape’ bid in KP

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CHARSADDA: A 16-year old girl in Charsadda district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province managed to escape an alleged rape attempt during the earthquake which jolted parts of India and Pakistan on Wednesday, ARY News reported.

According to ARY News correspondent Sartaj Khan, the 16-year old girl named Ayesha claimed that two armed men from her locality barged into her house when her mother was away and tried to rape her after tearing her clothes but escaped in fear after tremors jolted the area.

The girl’s family reported the incident to area police and maintained that two armed men entered their house after climbing walls, held the teenager hostage on gun point and tried to rape her before tremors forced them to flee in fear. The victim, however, claimed that the suspects filmed the entire incident using their cellphone camera.

Station House Officer Manzoor Khan told ARY News that police conducted raids at the suspects’ house but so far no arrests have been made as both the suspects have possibly fled the area.

District Police Officer Charsadda, Zahoor Afridi maintained that police had reached the spot soon after the incident was reported and had taken the girl for a medical checkup. He added that police is conducting raids and will soon present the suspects before media and the victim’s family.

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted various parts of the country on Wednesday. Tremors were reported in Quetta, Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Charsadda, Murree, Sargodha, Shangla, Haripur and Gujranwala, as well as parts of India, Kashmir and Afghanistan.

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