Accused involved in sexual abuse of five-year-old boy was arrested in Nowshera on Friday night.

NOWSHERA: Nowshera Police arrested the accused involved in sexual abuse of a five-year-old by in Nowshera on Friday night.

District Police Officer (DPO) Dr Zahidullah said police had got information that the accused, Shahid Ali was planning to escape to Karachi or Punjab after which teams were formed for his arrest. He said the accused was arrested in a raid in Mian Esa Killi in the night. The DPO said the accused has confessed his crime and he will be produced before the Civil Judge Nowshera for physical remand today (Saturday).

The people of Mughalki area, where the incident took place, appreciated the police for arresting the culprit.

The local people said five-year-old Yahya was going to Madrassa on Thursday afternoon when he was taken forcibly to a deserted house by Shahid and sexually abused. The culprit escaped when the condition of the child deteriorated.

Yahya narrated his ordeal after coming home after which the enraged villagers came out of their houses and surrounded the house of the accused. The people dispersed after the police arrested the father and brother of the accused.

Yahya was taken to District Headquarters Hospital where the medical report confirmed that he was sexually abused.