NOWSHERA: A bid to sexually abuse a 10-year-old girl in Eidgah area of Akora Khattak in Nowshera has been foiled, police said.

According to police, the affected girl Khushbu and her father Syed Qaim Ali Shah told police at Akora Khattak Police Station while filing a report on Sunday that Khushbu was sleeping in her room in the night when a relative, Mehboob Shah came to the room and tried to sexually abuse her. However, he failed to do so due to resistance by the girl.

The girl informed the family members about the matter in the morning after which the boy escaped. A case has been filed against Mehboob Shah. Akora Khattak Police during a successful raid in Mehmood Abad area of Tarnab in Charsadda arrested the accused on Monday.

The accused was presented in the court of Civil Judge/Judicial Magistrate Muhammad Wali Mohmand who sent him on two-day remand.

Several cases of sexual abuse have been reported from Nowshera recently.

On March 15, a nine-year-old boy has been sexually abused in Esori Payan area of Nowshera.

Police said the boy narrated his ordeal to his family members after which a report was filed by his father, Khan Azam against the accused. Khan Azam told Akora Khattak Police that he is a poor labourer. He said he was busy in his routine work when he got information that someone has sexually abused his son and when he came to his house, his son confirmed that he was raped by Razzaq. Police conducted raids and arrested the accused, Razzaq within 24 hours of filing of the case.

Last month, a man allegedly tried to sexually abuse a 17-year-old boy inside a madrassa in Kaka Sahib area of Nowshera. Police said the affected boy, Quaid Ali Shah while filing a complaint told that he was going home from the bus stop in Kaka Sahib when the accused Hanifullah deceivingly took him to a madrassa and tried to sexually abuse him. The boy said he started shouting for help after which the accused escaped from the scene.

On January 10, four-year-old child, Khalil, a resident of Nawan Killi area of Jehangira in Nowshera, was allegedly sexually abused by his 60-year-old neighbour Muhammad Riaz.

According to statistics, in Pakistan during the last five years, 18,000 children were sexually abused and killed.

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