–FIR states that the victim was threatened to keep quiet in the name of the holy book
–Victim alleged that she was subjected to rape on multiple occasions
The police arrested three brothers between the ages of 22 and 30 for allegedly raping their sister, 15, in Golra and took them to Adiala Jail, according to reports.
According to the police, one of them suspects is a religious scholar while the other two are labourers. Reportedly, the victim was raped at a religious seminary and was threatened to keep quiet in the name of the holy book.
According to the First Information Report (FIR) registered by the police, the victim, hailing from Bannu and younger among her the family of five brothers and four sisters, had been living with her brothers in Golra after her parents died. She was first raped by one of the suspects two years ago, who continued to assault her for two weeks afterwards. She was then sexually assaulted three times by another suspect weeks later, and then by a third at a religious seminary.
The FIR stated that at her request she was taken to a religious seminary, and when she returned to Golra she stayed at a shrine for four days and fell ill. She visited her father’s friend – a doctor – for treatment, where she was asked about her disappearance, and told him about her ordeal. The police were approached by that doctor. The police visited his clinic and took a statement from the victim. The elders present at the clinic also confronted the suspects and they confessed to their crime. The police then registered a case against the suspects and arrested them.
The police said that the suspects once again confessed to their crime during the three-day physical remand. The suspects were produced before a court and sent to Adiala Jail on judicial remand. Meanwhile, a civil court ordered that the victim should be shifted to a protection centre until further orders.