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Dental technician held in Haripur for assaulting girl

HARIPUR: The police recently arrested a dental technician for assaulting a teenage girl.

Saddar police officials quoted a 17-year-old girl from a remote village of Sera-i-Nehmat Khan union council as saying that she visited a private dental clinic for treatment, where a technician, who introduced himself as Dr Waqas, examined and started her treatment.

She said he also noted down her mobile number.

The technician, according to the complainant, used to talk to her for enquiring about her, but also continued insisting she become his girlfriend.

She told the police that on the night of May 18 when she was attending the marriage ceremony of her relative Waqas contacted her on her phone at around 10 pm asking her to see him outside the house.

The moment she stepped out of her relatives’ house, Waqas accompanied by another man namely Bilal, also a dental technician forcibly put her in a van at gunpoint and took her to a room on the circular road where they raped her, the complainant said.

She said the accused, after committing the crime, dropped her near the same house at around 4 am and threatened her of consequences if she disclosed the incident to anyone.

The police registered FIR against the two accused under sections 365 and 376/34 of the PPC and later arrested Waqas. The officials produced him before the court of judicial magistrate, who remanded him for two days.

Bilal, the co-accused, has already obtained bail before arrest from a local court.

-DN Report

May 25, 2021

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