MUZZAFARABAD: The body of a teenage girl, who missing three weeks ago, was found in a stormwater drain in district Poonch early Saturday morning.
The initial postmortem report revealed that the 16-year-old girl was gang-raped and then murdered, the police said.
The girl, who hails from a surrounding area of Ali Sojal, had disappeared about three weeks ago, her parents said.
The family also staged a protest after the body was found and claimed that they registered a complaint when she disappeared but the area police had done nothing in this regard.
On March 11, the case of another 16-year-old girl being gang-raped in Karachi surfaced nearly six months after the crime was committed.
According to the survivor’s father, who filed the case, a person called Pervaiz forcefully intoxicated his daughter and gang-raped her along with his accomplices in August 2017. Following the incident, the accused threatened the girl to stay silent, which is why a case had not been filed yet, the father added.
He also said that the accused pressurised the girl saying they were related to a high-level police officer.
However, a case against the accused was filed in Azizabad police station of the metropolis Saturday.