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Teenage girl ‘gang raped’ in Haripur

HARIPUR: Three persons, including a van driver, gang raped a teenage girl in Baldhair area here, the police said on Sunday.

Sera-i-Saleh police officials quoted the victim, (17), a resident of Kokal Barseen village of Havelian tehsil, as saying that she left her home after an argument with her mother on Saturday afternoon and started walking towards Havelian.

After covering some distance a van stopped near her and she got onto the front seat of the vehicle. After reaching Havelian Bazaar, the man on the driving seat took her to Haripur instead and insisted on taking her back to her desired stop after dropping some passengers sitting on the back seats of the vehicle, she explained.

However, she said after dropping the passengers the driver, who identified himself as Faizan, drove her towards River Daur in Baldhair where his two other accomplices, namely Amir and Asad, also reached there and raped her at gunpoint. The police officials said the preliminary medical findings had proved the rape.

The police have registered case against the three accused under sections 376, 521/34 of PPC and 53 of Child Protection Act. They claimed to have arrested Faizan.

Separately, a teenage boy drowned in River Sirin in Hill Beer area, police said.

Published in Dawn, September 27th, 2021

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