A 14-year-old girl was raped in Lower Dir’s Mandesh Bilambat area, a private media outlet reported on Wednesday.
According to reports, the 25-year-old suspect took the victim to a graveyard on gunpoint where he allegedly raped her. The man is said to be an “influential” of the area.
Police initially refused to file an FIR of the incident after reportedly being “pressurized” into doing so.
A complaint of the incident was finally registered after locals reached the local police station and prevailed on police three days after the incident transpired.
The family of the victim, a grade seven student, claimed the suspect had been threatening them of dire consequences. Locals said police were not cooperating earlier because the victim hailed from an unprivileged background.