MANSEHRA: A teenage girl on Tuesday alleged that she was kidnapped from Khushala Dogha in Oghi tehsil some three months ago and assaulted during the captivity.

“I was kidnapped and taken to Rawalpindi where the kidnapper raped me when I refused to marry him,” she told a local court.

Recording her statement under Section 164 of Pakistan Penal Code, the girl said that the suspect along with his father and two accomplices kidnapped her from her village and forced her to marry him but she refused which infuriated him and he sexually assaulted her.

The victim's family presented her before the court of Senior Civil Judge Zahid Hussain Shah for recording her statement as she managed to come back home.

She said that she told the suspect that she could not marry him as she was already married. “He sexually assaulted me and threatened to kill me if I put up resistance,” she alleged.

Oghi police, that had already lodged an FIR against the suspects and his accomplices following kidnapping of the girl three months ago, started raids for the arrest of suspects in case.

The suspects got pre-arrest bail from a local court.

Published in Dawn, January 31st, 2018