Mazhar Iqbal, Superintendent Police Sadar Division, said a 12-year-old boy was abused by Maulvi Liaqat Hussain at the mosque located in Dhamial Camp where the victim used to receive religious education.
SP Mazhar said that a preliminary investigation and medical examination of the victim prove that the suspect had abused the child. He said the cleric had gathered his sympathizers after being accused of child abuse.
Even the parents of the victim refused to believe that the cleric could be involved in such activities, the police officer added.
The CPO said that police will be the complainant in the FIR if the family does not want to become a complainant due to social pressure.
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 and is punished for his crime, to make him an example to avoid such incident in future.
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.