A man allegedly raped his seven-year-old niece in an area on the city’s outskirts, police said on Friday.
Police further told that the man coaxed the girl into nearby fields and sexually assaulted her until she lost consciousness. Later, the girl was shifted to Bahawal Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur, in an unconscious state.
A first information report (FIR) was registered in the city’s Qaimpur police station, after which the suspect, who turned out to be her uncle, was arrested by the police.
District police officer (DPO) Bahawalpur also visited the girl and asked about her health.