NOWSHERA: An accused has been arrested in Nowshera on charges of attempting to sexually abuse a seven-year-old boy in a school.

Police said a man filed a complaint that peon of Kahkashan Children Academy in Risalpur Cantonment area tried to sexually abuse his nephew, who is a student of second grade, in the washroom of the school.

Police arrested the accused, Muzammil and produced him in the court where he was handed over to police for one-day remand. The victim child was also sent to District Headquarters Hospital for medical check-up.

It is eighth case of sexual abuse of children reported in Nowshera this year. Fifteen such cases were reported in the district last year.

Despite so much hatred and indignation against sexual abuse, such crimes are not stopping in the country, particularly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which have left parents extremely perturbed about safety of their children. In KP, Nowshera district has particularly reported more cases of sexual abuse of children.

Three days ago, a 22-year-old young man was accused of sexually abusing an eight-year-old boy. A resident of Khat Killi, Rahimabad, said in his report with Azakhel Police that his son Ahmed was going to madrassa from home when he was first tortured by the accused and then sexually abused in a deserted place.

On January 19, eight-year-old girl, Ewaz Noor was killed after sexual abuse in Kaka Sahib area of Nowshera. According to police, the girl went out of her house for religious class at, but did not return home. The body of the girl was found near a small garden near the victim’s house.

On December 22, 2019, a 13-year-old female Madrassa student accused two persons of sexually abusing her after kidnap in Sanobar Killi, Pir Sabaq. The girl alleged that she was going home after religious lesion at Madrassa when three accused, Sajjad and Usman, kidnapped her in their vehicle and gang-raped her.

On December 12, an eight-year-old boy was sexually abused by two accused in Amangarh area. Pervaiz Khan, father of the victim boy, said his son was coming back from Madrassa when he was gang-raped.

On November 01, a man subjected his 13-year-old stepson to sexual abuse in Petao area of Akora Khattak. The mother of the victim child told police that she had gone to the house of neighbours and when she came back her son was weeping. She said her son told her that his step-father subjected him to sexual abuse.

Another such incident was reported in Nowshera on September 08.