PESHAWAR: Peshawar Police have arrested an accused involved in alleged sexual abuse of two children.

According to police, Nawab, a resident of Lalazar Colony in Peshawar filed a report in which he stated that his six-year-old son came to the house crying. He said when he asked about the reason, his son told that Saadullah gave him a mobile phone and took him to his house and subjected him to sexual abuse. The child said Saadullah threatened to kill him if he disclosed about the sexual abuse.

Bhana Mari Police Station officials said another complainant, Akbar Rehman told that his seven-year-old son was also sexually abused by the accused, Saadullah five days ago. Akbar Rehman told police that he was initially reluctant to lodge a case against the accused due to fear of social consequences and bad name for the family, but he later on got courage from the parents of the other child who had decided to go to police.

Police after conducting medical check up of the two children filed a case against the accused. Police sources said the accused during initial interrogation confessed to his crime.

Sexual abuse of children is continuing in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and rest of country despite introduction of strict laws by the government to punish the culprits. Increasing incidents of sexual abuse in KP have left the parents extremely worried and they remain fearful even while sending their children to schools and madrassas.

On January 07, Charsadda Police arrested an accused allegedly involved in sexual abuse of a 10-year-old Girl in Mirzagan area in the jurisdiction of Prang Police Station.

Police received a report about sexual abuse of a girl in Mirzagan area after which it immediately reached the area and arrested the accused.

The accused, Saleem, resident of Bosakhel, Prang, is stated to be the brother-in-law of the victim girl.

According to Sahil NGO, more than eight children were subjected to sexual abuse on average every day in the first six months of 2020 in Pakistan. The conviction rate in rape and sexual assault cases is abysmally low, under 3 percent, estimates the Karachi-based War Against Rape (WAR).

 

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