MARDAN: Rustam police arrested man on charges of raping a nine-year old girl in the jurisdiction of Rustam police station here on Saturday.

The police said that the victim in her statement named Muhammad and said that she was grazing her goats on Surmal mountain when the accused came and raped her.

She said she was crying that drew the attention of passersby and noticing them coming towards his side, he ran away.

The police registered a case, took samples and sent them to laboratory for test while arrested the accused in a raid.