NOWSHERA: Resident of Bela area of Nowshera district on Sunday staged a protest demonstration against Azakhel Police failure to arrest of a 55-year old man who allegedly attempted to rape a five-year old girl.

The protesters blocked the Grand Trunk Road and chanted slogans against Azakhel police for failure to arrest the culprit. The protesting residents said that the man tried to rape the girl, name withheld, who escaped after he saw some persons arriving.

They alleged that the police were making excuses to register an FIR and threatened to set his house on fire if he was not arrested. The police said that the culprit was a gypsy who ran away along with family members however a case has been registered.

Meanwhile, a man was arrested in Mansehra on charges of raping a six-year old boy. The police said that the suspect Usman molested six-year old Haseeb. On complaint, he was taken to hospital for medical test where it was proved that he has been raped.

Courtesy: TNN