NOWSHERA: Nowshera Police on Monday arrested two accused allegedly involved in sexually abusing a 13-year-old poor boy in Jehangira area.

Deputy Superintendent Police (DSP) Akora Khattak Circle Luqman Khan said while addressing a press conference along with other police officials that the accused have been arrested within 24 hours of lodging of the complaint. The DSP said both the accused have confessed involvement in the crime.

A case has been filed against the accused after medical examination of the affected child in the District Headquarters Hospital Nowshera. They were presented in the court of Judicial Magistrate Nowshera who granted one-day remand of the accused in police custody.

The victim, Ubaid Khan told police while lodging the report in presence of his father that the accused, Ameen asked him to work for him in his tyre shop and took him there. Ubaid Khan alleged that Ameen and his friend subjected him to sexual abuse on gunpoint. He said he narrated his ordeal to his father at home who brought him to the police station to file a complaint.

A police team was formed for the arrest of the accused, which arrested both the alleged rapists within 24 hours.

Man killed in firing incident

A man was killed in a firing incident during a Jirga in Nowshera on Monday.

Police said a man had gone to Khweshgi Payan area of Nowshera to bring back his disgruntled wife and had also taken a close friend along with him to convince his wife’s family members. However, during the Jirga, the brothers of the estranged woman allegedly opened fire after exchanging hot words. The friend of their brother-in-law, Kifayatullah received bullet injures in the firing and was taken to Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar in critical condition where he succumbed to his injuries during treatment.

Police conducted post mortem of the deceased and handed over the body to his family. A case has also been registered against the accused and investigation is underway. First an attempted murder case was lodged against the accused, but after the death of Kifauatullah, a murder case was lodged.

The assailants escaped from the scene after committing the murder.

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