A prayer leader has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing his Ten-year-old student in Ghazi tehsil on Tuesday.
A medical examination has confirmed the abuse according to the police and doctors.
Asmat Nawaz of Qazipur village has lodged a complaint with Ghazi police, stating that his nephew, Rasheed* who was a fifth-grade student was enrolled in a local seminary.
On Monday afternoon, when Rasheed was taking a lesson from the prayer leader, he asked him to stay back because he needed extra practice.
After the other students left the mosque, the prayer leader sexually abused Rasheed, according to the complainant.
The prayer leader threatened his student of dire consequences if he ever disclosed the crime, said the victim’s uncle.
When the boy reached home he was walking with difficulty and appeared to be scared. His mother inquired the reason and Rasheed told her he had been molested by the prayer leader.
The complainant took the victim to the police station and a medical examination was carried out at the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Ghazi.
The police have registered a case against the accused under section 377 of the Pakistan Penal Code and arrested him.
name has been changed to protect identity
Published in The Express Tribune, April 25th, 2012.
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