Quetta: accused arrested for blackmailing, sexual abuse of a minor boy
Photo of the accused provided by FIA CCC

Syed Ali Shah: 

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested an accused involved in blackmailing, harassment, and sexual abuse of a minor boy in Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan province. Cyber Crime Circle (CCC) of the agency conducted a raid in Quetta’s Pashtoonabad area and arrested an accused of his involvement in the sexual abuse, well-placed sources in the FIA tells Quetta Voice.

The accused was identified as Muhammad Anwar, a resident of Mullah Salam Road Pashtoonabad. The accused was involved in blackmailing a minor and asking for sexual favors for himself and his friends using an obscene video of the complainant, sources said.

FIA registered FIR against the accused under PECA

FIA has registered an FIR against the accused under the Protection of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA) 2016. The agency also seized all digital equipment and sent them to the forensic laboratory for detailed analysis.

The accused was shifted to the agency’s regional headquarter for further interrogation, the sources concluded. This arrest has come after the recovery of the dead body of a 12-year old minor girl in Quetta. Police said the accused had brutally murdered the girl after subjecting her to sexual abuse.

Violence against women and children is on the constant rise in Balochistan

In Balochistan, violence and women and children have increased in the year 2022. Cases of child abuse continue to rise in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan. However, ‘honor’ killing has also claimed eight precious human lives during the first one and half months of 2022. Although, rights groups put the figure much higher than what is being quoted by the officials since very few people contact people in such cases. Recently, a couple was brutally murdered in Balochistan’s Mastung district. The couple had married three years back and left a minor son and two daughters. The culprits are still at large.

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