PESHAWAR: A man has been arrested in Peshawar for allegedly subjecting an eight-year-old boy to sexual abuse.

Chamkani Police Station officials said 55-year-old Zainul Abideen subjected his neighbour child Habib to sexual abuse in Usman Abad, Phandu area on Tuesday.

The child’s father filed a case against the accused after which he was arrested on Wednesday. Police has filed a case against the accused and initiated investigation.

The incidents of sexual abuse are happening regularly in different parts of the country despite outrage and condemnation of such incidents by the media and other segments of society. In most recent cases the culprits have been arrested and awarded strict punishments, but it seems much more will have to be done to stop this trend.