NOWSHERA: Nowshera Police after warning of protest by the area people has arrested an accused who tried to sexually abuse a seven-year-old boy two days ago.

Police said Fazal Ghani, a resident of Jehangira area, came to police post in Jehangira along with his seven-year-old brother on Friday and 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.

Local sources said the administration of the concerned police post under Jehangira Police Station initially tried to play down the incident. However, a case was registered against the accused after the local people and family members of the child threated to hold protest over the issue.

TNN correspondent reported that the police after filing FIR against the accused shifted the child to hospital for medical check-up and arrested the accused.

The accused was presented in a local court from where he was sent to jail on 14-day judicial remand.

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.

Police said the girl came to her house and told the family members about the incident. The news spread in the area rapidly and people started scolding the accused shopkeeper. The shopkeeper also allegedly attacked the father of the affected girl on filing complaint against him.

Meanwhile, the father and uncle of the affected girl accused police of trying to protect the influential accused by not including strict sections of the law in the case. They said they were also pressurised through a Jirga to withdraw the case and end the matter. The father of the girl threatened that he along with his children will commit self-immolation if justice was not provided to his family.