DERA ISMAIL KHAN: A bid to sexually abuse a seven-year-old girl in Dera Ismail Khan was foiled by the local people on Friday.

According to police, the incident happened in Bagwani Killi area in the jurisdiction of Paharpur Police Station. Imran, father of seven-year-old Alishba, filed a report that the accused Shaukat tried to sexually abuse his daughter when she was going to her school in the morning. However, she was rescued by the local people. The accused was allegedly taking the girl towards the fields and the girl was crying. The local people got suspicious and saved the girl from the accused.

Police immediately reached the home of the girl where the girl narrated her ordeal. Police said the accused fled the scene after the incident. A case against the accused has been filed and search is continuing for him. Police said the accused will be arrested soon.

Sexual abuse cases are being regularly reported from parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa recently.

On September 11, police in Shangla arrested two accused allegedly involved in sexually abusing a 10-year-old schoolgirl in Lilonai area of the district.

The victim girl along with her father told police in the FIR that she was coming back from school on September 05 when the two accused sexually abused her. The victim girl said she told her parents about the incident after which they brought her to police station. Police said medical reports confirmed that the girl was sexually abused.

On September 08, Nowshera Police arrested an accused who tried to sexually abuse a seven-year-old boy.

Police said Fazal Ghani, a resident of Jehangira area, told that his younger brother came to house crying and told that he was coming home from mosque when their neighbour, Masood tried to sexually abuse him. He said the accused fled the scene after he started shouting and crying.

On August 25, a shopkeeper was accused by parents of a five-year-old girl in Nowshera of trying to sexually abuse her in Mian Isa area of Nowshera.

According to police, the father of the girl said his daughter went to a general store to buy some items. He alleged that the shopkeeper forcibly took the girl inside the shop and tried to sexually abuse her. However, the shopkeeper had to close the shop and run away after the girl started crying and screaming.