A seven-year-old Christian girl from Talwandi village, located in the Kasur district of Pakistan’s Punjab province, was kidnapped and assaulted by a Muslim man.

The child, Nadia, was recovered by local villagers after the attack on April 11, and the perpetrator was taken into custody, according to reports.

Nadia was discovered to be missing at 7pm when her father Boota Masih returned home, and he and other neighbours immediately started to look for her,

Ghulam Sabir, a Muslim resident of Talwandi, heard a cry coming from a nearby wheat field.

There, Sabir found Nadia, who had been beaten and sexually assaulted, and her attacker Muhammad Shoaib.

He tried to escape, but he was caught and taken into police custody.