School guard held in Karachi after attempted rape of minor

A guard of a private school in the Ibrahim Hyderi area of the city was arrested on Friday after a five-year-old girl informed her parents of his alleged attempt to rape her.
The minor’s parents said she told them about the incident when she returned home from school on Thursday.
Her family reached the school today and beat up the guard in question, before informing and handing him over to the authorities, police officials said.
DIG East Sultan Khawaja confirmed that the suspect was arrested and was being interrogated regarding the alleged incident.
Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah has taken notice of the issue and directed DIG East to submit a detailed inquiry report on the incident.
The incident comes at a time of heated debate on child sexual abuse incidents taking place countrywide, after seven-year-old Zainab was found raped and murdered in Kasur earlier this week.
The incident triggered widespread protests and condemnation from all quarters, while sparking the need for child abuse awareness programmes in the country.