LAKKI MARWAT: Lakki Marwat Police has arrested an accused involved in the murder of a 15-year-old boy from Charsadda who refused to ‘befriend’ with him.

TNN correspondent reported that 15-year-old Uzair, hailing from Charsadda, had gone to Lakki Marwat to his sister’s house. Uzair met the accused Attaullah there who wanted to befriend with him. Local sources said Uzair was uncomfortable with Attaullah’s advances and he refused to befriend him.

The accused escaped from the scene after killing the boy. The family of the deceased boy had also staged protest in Lakki Marwat over initial failure of police to arrest the culprit.

Police increased its raids and on Saturday arrested the accused after exchange of fire with him. The weapon used in the murder was also recovered from the alleged culprit. The accused will be presented before the court for remand.

Few days ago, Nowshera Police arrested two culprits involved in alleged sexual abuse of a 14-year-old boy in Misri Banda area.

Police said a 14-year-old boy filed a report against the accused for alleged torture, sexual abuse, making nude pictures and video. District Police Officer (DPO) Mansoor Aman took notice of the incident and formed a police team to probe the matter. The police team conducted raids at various places and arrested the accused, Yasin and Malang and sent them to lock up.

Meanwhile, police in Dera Ismail Khan and Peshawar also arrested an accused involved in sexual abuse of two children.

According to annual report of Sahil, an NGO, 3,832 child abuse cases were reported in Pakistan in 2018, which means that such cases increased by 11 percent from 2017 as in that year 3,445 cases of sexual abuse were reported. Of the reported cases, 63 percent cases were from Punjab, 27 percent from Sindh, 4 percent from KP, 3 per from Islamabad and 2 per from Balochistan. Besides these reported cases, thousands of cases of sexual abuse of children go unreported due to social implications. However, recently due to vibrant campaign by the media and NGOs, now the trend to reporting sexual abuse cases is increasing in all parts of the country.