Peshawar: 2 cops accused in child sex abuse
PESHAWAR: As reported by the Dawn News on Wednesday, an orphan boy appeared before a high court bench on Tuesday and sought action against two policemen for allegedly assaulting him and claimed that the concerned officials were reluctant to register FIR under the relevant provisions of law.
A two-member bench comprising Chief Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan and Justice Syed Sajjad Hassan Shah was busy in hearing different cases when the 14-year-old boy appeared before the court and submitted a written application.
The alleged victim requested the court to take notice of his case and help him in awarding exemplary punishment to the culprits. The chief justice assured him that after going through his application he would issue appropriate orders.
According to the boy, the alleged incident of sexual abuse took place at around 8pm on Sept 29 in the jurisdiction of Phandu police station. However, the local police remained reluctant to register FIR against the two constables — Raees and Ibad Khan. Both of them were arrested and their bail petition was pending before a local court.
Later on, inhabitants of the locality staged a protest demonstration and also addressed a press conference following which the FIR was registered on Oct 14. However, the police registered the case only under section 342 (wrongful confinement) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of Pakistan Penal Code. Normally, case of sexual abuse of any male person is registered under section 377 (unnatural offence) of PPC.
The complete article can be found at Dawn News.