NOWSHERA: The people of Haspatal Koroona area of Kheshgi Payan in Nowshera on Wednesday staged protest against sexual abuse of a six-year-old girl.

The protesters blocked Nowshera-Charsadda Road for all kinds of traffic and demanded arrest of the culprits and registration of FIR against them. The protesters dispersed peacefully after the Kheshgi police post in-charge assured them that strict action will be taken against the culprits involved in the sexual abuse of the minor girl.

Nowshera Cantt circle in-charge Awais Shafiq said Nasrullah of Haspatal Koroona said while filing a report with the police that his six-year-old daughter Laiba, who is a madrassa student, was outside her home on the second day of Eid when policeman Hazran Khan and Zubair Khan subjected her to sexual abuse and threw her in the street. He said the local people took the girl to District Headquarters Hospital where doctors confirmed that the girl was raped.

Awais said police are conducting raids to arrest the accused. He said the father of Laiba initially decided against lodging the FIR and tried to nab the culprits himself. However, he changed his mind later and sought the help of police.  Sources said a meeting will be held at the District Headquarters Hospital today (Thursday) to decide on taking DNA samples of the girl.

The father of the victim girl said the accused are his relatives. He appealed to the government to provide justice to his daughter.