Man awarded 16-month RI for abusing minor boy -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Man awarded 16-month RI for abusing minor boy

PESHAWAR, Feb 24: A man was sentenced here on Saturday to 16-month rigorous imprisonment for sexually abusing a child.

Additional district and sessions judge Jamaluddin Khan ruled that the evidence on record had proved that the accused, Ijaz Khan, had committed the crime.

Chamkani police officials, who had arrested Ijaz Khan on September 18, 2005, said that during a routine petrol they heard a child screaming. They said when they entered a nearby field, they saw the accused sexually abusing a boy ageing seven or eight years.

According to the police, the child was bleeding and was in great pain. He was sent to Forensic Science Department of the Khyber Medical College for medical examination, whereby it was confirmed that the child was sexually abused.

An FIR was registered against the accused, a resident of Qazi village here, under section 377 of the Pakistan Penal Code and section 12 of the Offence of Zina (Enforcement of Hudood) Ordinance, 1979. Public prosecutor Jehanzeb Khan argued that the accused was caught red-handed by the police. He contended that the medical examination report also supported the prosecution version.
Source: Dawn