HARIPUR- Police today arrested a man on suspicion of sexual abuse of an 18-month-old female child in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Haripur district.

Police said the suspect had entered the victim’s house in Jagal village at about 2.30 am and took the child to a nearby orchard to commit the offense. Police investigation officer of Khalabat Township police station Safdar Khan said the child was still unconscious and her medical report confirmed that she was sexually abused.

Police sources said a First Information Report (FIR) had been registered on the complaint of the victim’s father and an investigation into the incident was under way. Previously, a police constable had allegedly raped an 18-year-old girl in Haripur area on June 11, 2014 and an FIR was also registered against the constable who is said to be a resident of Swabi.