Cleric arrested over sexual abuse of a teenage boy

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A cleric was arrested over charges of sexual abuse of a teenage boy here on Saturday.
Superintendent Police Mazhar Iqbal said that Maulvi Liaqat Hussain sexually abused 12-year-old boy at a mosque located in Dhamial Camp where the victim used to receive religious education.
In a tweet, the police officer informed that a preliminary investigation and medical examination of the victim prove that the suspect had sexually abused the child.
The cleric had gathered his sympathizers after being accused of child abuse, and even the parents of the victim refused to believe that the cleric could be involved in such activities, SP Iqbal added.
Meanwhile, City Police Officer Rawalpindi has directed the SP Sadar Division to charge-sheet the suspect with solid evidence to ensure that he is convicted.
The incident comes just days after brutal murders of three boys In Punjab’s Kasur district rocked the country. The bodies were discovered months after they had gone missing from Kasur’s Chunia locality.—INP

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