Two Rescue 1122 workers suspended over alleged assault of Sikh girl


LAHORE: Two Rescue 1122 workers have been suspended over their alleged involvement in the alleged sexual assault of a Sikh teenage girl at Nankana Sahib on October 27, police informed Monday.

A 15-year-old Sikh girl was allegedly raped by two persons in an ambulance, after the girl had gone missing on Saturday from a Gurdwara in Nankana Sahib city. When she did not return, her family informed the police. The girl is said to be mentally unstable.

Sources informed that a high-level committee has been formed to investigate the incident and if found guilty, stringent action would be taken against the rescue personnel.

According to the examination report, no bruises, laceration, or tears were found in the examination of the victims body.

The girl will however be taken to Lahore for further tests today. The results of the tests will arrive in a minimum time frame of two months, said Investigative Officer Basharat Ali, adding that the suspects would be kept in custody on physical remand for further investigation.

The girl’s father said the family spotted an ambulance of Punjab Emergency Services Rescue 1122 parked at the Nankana bypass.

“We heard a girl screaming inside the ambulance. We rushed to the vehicle and found two men were assaulting our girl,” he said, adding that the culprits fled and threw the girl out of the vehicle.

The girl was rushed to hospital where her condition was stated to be stable.