MANSEHRA: A man suspected of raping a minor boy was arrested and sent on two-day physical remand by a local court, police officials said on Friday.
The city police said that T*, 8, of Sufaida Village was playing outside his house on Thursday when AJ*, a resident of Allai Tehsil in Battagram District, dragged him into some nearby bushes and raped him.
The suspect fled from the scene, leaving the boy unconscious. After some time, some neighbours saw the boy and informed his family. When the boy regained consciousness, he said AJ* had raped him.
The offence was confirmed in the medical examination report of the victim, the police added. The accused was arrested while attempting to flee from the village and was produced before a judicial magistrate, who sent him on physical remand for two days for further interrogation.
*NAMES WITHHELD TO PROTECT IDENTITY
Published in The Express Tribune, January 28th, 2017.