An 11-year-old boy was allegedly raped by two men in Lakki Marwat's Mama Khel town on Wednesday, according to a first information report (FIR) lodged in the Sarai Naurang police station on the victim's complaint.

The child was going to play cricket along with his cousin when two men took them away at gunpoint to an inn, the FIR said. The cousin was made to wait while they raped the victim inside a room, the FIR claimed.

The police arrested one of the suspects soon after the FIR was registered. The second suspect, who had escaped to Rawalpindi, was arrested after Sarai Naurang Station House Officer Zaheer Khan traced his location.

Police also recovered weapons from the two suspects.

"Both the suspects are habitual offenders and have spent time in jail before, "Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Murad Ali said.

A medical examination of the victim at Tehsil Headquarters Hospital confirmed that he was raped, according to DSP Ali.

Further investigations into the incident are underway.

The suspects were produced in a local court where police secured physical remand of one of the two suspects.

Cases of sexual assault against minors have come under greater scrutiny in the country following the rape and murder of six-year-old Zainab Amin in Kasur, whose body was recovered from a dump in the city last month. The news shocked the entire country, with violent protests breaking out in Kasur.

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