The Punjab police on Tuesday arrested the owner of a local swimming pool for raping and murdering a 10-year-old girl and then staging that the girl drowned in the pool, ARY News reported. 

Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Lahore Ghulam Mehmood Dogar told that the swimming pool owner raped and murdered the girl and then threw her body into the pool. The pool’s owner had claimed that the girl drowned in the pool while swimming, he added.

The CCPO added that the 10-year-old girl had gone to the pool with her brother and sister. The pool owner Ali Raza lured her with biscuits and took the girl to the back of the canteen situated near the pool, where he raped and killed her, he added.

Dogar added that the girl’s siblings inquired about their sister at which the owner told them that she had gone home. Later on, he threw the girl’s body into the swimming pool and tried to stage that the girl drowned in the pool by accident, he added.

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The police conducted DNA and polygraph tests of 11 people including the pool owner to conclude that it was the pool owner who raped and murdered the girl, the CCPO told.

The 10-year-old was raped and murdered in a private swimming pool in Lahore’s Sharifpura area in the vicinity of Manawan police station.