The Nowshera police arrested on Thursday a suspect on charges of raping a seven-year-old child.
According to the police, the suspect identified as Tahir was a neighbour of the victim. Tahir has confessed too.
Akbarpura Duty Station Officer Tanveer told SAMAA Digital that the police have obtained a two-day physical remand of the suspect.
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On April 24, the child’s father lodged an FIR at the Akbarpur police station after the doctor who examined the child confirmed the rape.
According to the father, his seven-year-old son had gone out of the house to play and returned home crying. The child told his parents that he was assaulted.
The police have said that the search for the suspect started right after the FIR was registered and the arrest was made within 24 hours.
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