LAHORE: The Punjab police on Wednesday arrested a suspect for purportedly raping and murdering an eight-year-old girl in Sargodha.
According to reports, in yet another incident of child sexual abuse, an influential landlord had allegedly murdered the minor girl after violating her. Police said on Tuesday that the incident took place in the suburbs of Bhalwal, a city of Sargodha district, from where the body was found.
Police sent the body to the Civil Hospital for medical examination to ascertain the treatment meted out to the child before she was remorselessly killed.
A case of the incident has been registered but it could not be confirmed if the suspect was nominated in the first information report (FIR).
In September, Prime Minister Imran Khan had announced to introduce three-tier legislation providing for the registration of sex offenders, exemplary punishment for rape and child abuse and effective policing.
He had said that the legislation being prepared would not only provide for exemplary punishment for rape and child abuse offences but would also contain provisions for registration of sex offenders and effective policing.