MURIDKE: A man, masquerading as police official, raped a teenage girl at gunpoint in Muridke, the family said.
The Muridke City Police on Friday registered a case against the fake police official and sent him to the lock-up in his counterfeit police uniform.
According to police, a young man named Hussain had been roaming in the city for the last three years wearing police uniform and carrying a pistol in his holster. He could be seen with different policemen of the city police station and everyone in the town would think that he was a police official too.
But the crook fake cop kidnapped a labourer Allah Ditta’s daughter Sadaf, aged 14, and raped her at gunpoint. The victim girl started raising alarm and hearing to her screams, the local residents gathered at the place and rescued her from the hands of the fake inspector.
The locals then beat him up and got him arrested who was still wearing the police uniform. The citizens protested against the rape of the girl demanding justice.
Talking to media, the girl’s father alleged that the accused was hurling life threats to him. He said that police were trying to give protection to the rapist by not registering a case.
On the other hand, when the city police station was contacted with regard to case registration, the police said they had registered a case against the fake cop and also recovered a motorcycle from his possession. They said that the labourer would be provided justice. They denied providing any benefit to the accused.
However, they expressed their astonishment that the accused roamed about the streets of city in police uniform and pretended to be a cop.
According to police sources, many private people pretending to be police officials have been pestering the innocent citizens. These crooks have got favour of some police officials in the department, sources confessed.