BATTAGRAM: The district police here on Thursday claimed to have arrested a seminary teacher accused of sexually assaulting a minor boy.

District police officer Tariq Mehmood Khan said that Noor Mohammad Shah, grandfather of the nine-year-old boy, reported to Battagram city police station that his grandson was sexually assaulted by seminary teacher Qari Mohammad Arshad.

Quoting Mr Shah, the DPO told Dawn that they repeatedly asked the child to go to the seminary, but he was hesitant and when asked about the reason he alleged that Qari Arshad had been molesting him.

The boy claimed that the seminary teacher had sexually abused him four times.

He said the last time the teacher took him to the nearby hotel and sexually abused him.

Tariq Mehmood said that after the report a special team under SHO Imtiaz Shah was formed who arrested the seminary teacher.

He said an FIR had been registered against the alleged child molester.

Published in Dawn, August 5th, 2022

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