NOWSHERA: A five-year-old boy was sexually assaulted at Pirpai here on Monday.

Police said a man forcibly took the minor to a deserted room when he was coming home from a mosque, and molested him.

The accused fled when condition of the child deteriorated.

The police said the child reached home in critical condition and informed his father about the incident.

They said the child was shifted to a hospital, where doctors confirmed sexual assault on him.

However, they said samples of the child had been sent to laboratory for testing.

The Azakhel police registered FIR against accused, Shahzeb.

According to SHO Azakhel police station, the accused confessed to the crime when he was presented before the judicial magistrate.

The court sent him to Mardan Central Jail on a 14-day remand.

Published in Dawn, September 29th, 2020