Rawalpindi police on Wednesday arrested a schoolteacher suspected of sexually abusing a seven-year-old girl at a school in the garrison city.
The incident took place during lunch break at the school situated in Gulberg Colony, within the limits of Saddar Wah Cantt Police Station.
The mother of the seven-year-old told police that the girl came from the school crying, saying her teacher had sexually assaulted her during the recess.
The woman immediately took her daughter to tehsil headquarter hospital, where doctors asked her to call the police.
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After learning about the incident and receiving confirmation from the doctors, police registered a case against the suspect and arrested him.
Police said the suspect will be produced in the court tomorrow for a physical remand after which a DNA test will also be conducted to establish criminal charges against him.
They added the school belonged to a government teacher, with his wife operating it, and that the suspect also used to visit the school every now and then.
In August this year, police arrested a teacher in a case of alleged sexual assault and torture of 16-year-old girl student. The victim’s mother said that her daughter was sexually assaulted and tortured by the male teacher, aided by a female teacher of the school.