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School watchman arrested for trying to molest minor boy

CHITRAL: A watchman of the Govt Centennial Model School Chitral has been arrested for trying to sexually assault a minor boy on the premises of the oldest educational institution of Chitral.

The father of the boy, who is an Afghan national, told Chitral police that he along with other people was working as a labourer on a road near the school when an acquaintance alerted him that his son had been held by someone inside the school building.

He said he entered the school by scaling the wall and saw the watchman trying to sexually assault his seven-year-old son.

He said after seeing him, the suspect escaped from the building.

Police confirmed the incident and said on the complaint of the Afghan national and after recording statement of the child, the suspect identified as Nizar Shahid, aged 32 years, son of Muhammad Wali Khan of Zhang Bazar, has been arrested.

The police said the case against the suspect has been registered under section 377 of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and 53 and 55 of Child Protection Act.

When contacted, Deputy Medical Superintendent (DMS) of the District Headquarters Hospital Dr Israr Uddin told ChitralToday correspondent that a medical examination of the child and the suspect was carried out and a report was being prepared.–Syed Nazir Hussain Shah

 

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