Suspect held for child abuse in Lakki Marwat

Updated July 14, 2019

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Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested an alleged child abuser, three hours after a girl victim registered a case against him in Shaheed Asmatullah Khan Khattak police station of Naurang town. — Creative Commons/File
Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested an alleged child abuser, three hours after a girl victim registered a case against him in Shaheed Asmatullah Khan Khattak police station of Naurang town. — Creative Commons/File

LAKKI MARWAT: Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested an alleged child abuser, three hours after a girl victim registered a case against him in Shaheed Asmatullah Khan Khattak police station of Naurang town.

The 10-year-old girl told police that on July 11, she along with her cousins was playing in the street when a resident of Zahidabad locality came there and asked them to accompany him to his house for bringing ‘Zam Zam’ water and dates for their uncle.

“After covering some distance the man asked my cousins to wait there and took me to the fields where he assaulted me,” she told police and said that that the accused kept her there for around one and half hour.

The complainant said the accused aimed his pistol on her and hurled threats of dire consequences if she narrated the incident before anyone.

Later, I complained about abdominal pain and swelling of rectum to my mother without telling my parents about what happened to me, she said, adding her parents administered her with a pain killer.

The girl said that on July 13, she along with her father was standing outside her house when she spotted the accused and started weeping.

“I narrated the ordeal to my father when he asked me why I was weeping,” she maintained, saying that her father immediately took her to the police station for registration of case against the culprit.

Police said that they had registered a case against the accused under relevant sections of Pakistan Penal Code and Child Protection Act and arrested him.

Published in Dawn, July 14th, 2019