A cleric was arrested on Friday, 20 September, on the charge of sexually molesting a madrassa student in Pakistan's Punjab province, as reported by Pakistani media.
A case was registered against the cleric on the complaint of the 12-year-old victim’s father, the Dawn newspaper reported.
The cleric was arrested after the medical examination of the child proved sexual abuse, police said. Police is also investigating whether the cleric molested any other child, the report said.
" All measures will be taken to investigate the case on merit, including conducting a DNA test and other legal formalities." - Superintendent of Police Rai Mazhar Iqbal
Meanwhile, a report by an NGO in Pakistan revealed that over 1,300 children faced sexual abuse of some kind or the other in the first 6 months of year 2019 in the country.
The report took into consideration the incidents of sexual violence against children from January to June, concluding that almost 1,304 cases had been reported during the said period, Geo TV reported.
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