The Taunsa City police on Sunday claimed to have arrested the alleged rapist of a 16-year-old class 9th student.

The accused, identified as Khawaja Talha, a master’s degree-holder and resident of Mohallah Nizamabad, has allegedly raped to his cousin.

The police registered a case against the accused on the complaint of the victim’s uncle.

The rape victim was residing with her uncle Khawaja Muhammad Waqas on New College Road Taunsa. On Saturday, she went to meet her parents in nearby Mauza Chah Ghalo Wala. When her uncle contacted her father Khawaja Mujeeb on his cellphone, he told him that she had not reached home. Worried about her safety, Kh Waqas along with two relatives and a lady servant started a search for the girl.

After a long search, they found her in a house in Mohallah Nizamabad in deteriorated condition as Talha had allegedly assaulted her sexually. The police have sent the girl to a Women Medical Officer at THQ Hospital Taunsa for a medical examination.