LAHORE: Punjab police have arrested an 18-year old boy for trying to abduct and rape a five-year old girl in Nishtar Colony area of Lahore, ARY News reported on Wednesday.
According to ARY News correspondent, police in Lahore took into custody an 18-year old after area residents brought him to police station accusing him of trying to kidnap and sexually assault a minor girl.
The First Information Report (FIR) lodged by the girl’s father states that the minor girl was coming back from madressa (religious seminary) when the suspect forcibly took her to an under construction building and tried to rape her but her cries alerted one of the area residents who foiled the attempt and handed him over to police.
It is pertinent to mention here that a similar incident was reported earlier in the day, when a man allegedly tried to abduct a girl in Kasur city of Punjab.
Earlier this month, the brutal rape and murder of Kasur’s Zainab Ansari shook whole Pakistan with activists and general public demanding justice for the seven-year old.
Zainab was kidnapped on January 4 and her dead body was found from a garbage heap on January 9.
Amid mounting media and public pressure, Punjab government, on January 23 announced that a “serial killer” has been arrested after his DNA sample matched the one collected from the crime scene.