Rawalpindi: A Pakistani police constable has been arrested for allegedly trying to sexually assault a Chinese woman working at the new Islamabad airport project.
Ms Ye got an FIR registered through her administration manager, Li Gang, with the Westridge police, alleging that Constable Touseer Abbas tried to rape her, The Express Tribune reports.
Ye is part of the team of Chinese engineers working at the new airport site being constructed on the Rawalpindi-Fateh Jhang road.
According to the FIR, Abbas grabbed the 21-year-old civil engineer from the back as she was alone in her room and tried to rape her.
She raised a hue and cry, following which other Chinese gathered there and started beating the constable for assaulting the woman. Later, they called their embassy and informed about the incident.
The area police, headed by the Rawalpindi City Police Officer Azhar Hameed Khokhar, reached the spot and arrested the police constable.
In his preliminary statement to the police officers, Abbas, one of the policemen deputed on security duty to the Chinese engineers working on the Project-III of New Benazir Bhutto International Airport, denied the allegations, the report said.
Abbas said that he was present on the site along with other policemen late Thursday night when some Chinese returned to their residences after having a party.
He alleged that all of them were drunk and they started beating him when they saw him. “I was just standing alert on my duty,” he added.
As other policemen on duty came there to rescue him, the Chinese accused him of trying to rape the woman engineer, claimed Abbas, who joined the police force as a constable four years ago and is a married man.