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Court grants two-day remand of 5 alleged rapists, blackmailers of Haripur schoolboy

Court grants two-day remand of 5 alleged rapists, blackmailers of Haripur schoolboy

HARIPUR: The court of judicial magistrate granted to police two-day physical remand of five alleged rapists and blackmailers of a schoolboy. The suspects included a policeman and two sons of a councillor.

A resident of Khalabat Township lodged a criminal case against a constable of Elite Force and his two accomplices for molesting his eighth grader nephew.

The suspects, according to FIR, took the student to a rented room on Dhenda Road where they molested him one after the other and also captured the offence on mobile phone camera. They intimidated the victim to keep mum otherwise they would upload the video clips on the social media.

The victim, according to police, concealed the ordeal out of fear.




However, sons of a local councillor also started blackmailing the victim when the three alleged rapists shared the same video with them.

Eventually, the victim informed his family. Police on Saturday night registered criminal case against the three alleged rapists and two blackmailers.

Police arrested all the five suspects on Monday and produced them before the court of Judicial Magistrate Aftab Khan, who handed them over to investigation staff on two-day physical remand.

According to Haripur DPO Syed Khalid Hamdani, the constable of Elite Force, presently posted in Peshawar, has been suspended. He said that the suspect would be terminated if court convicted him.

Published in Dawn, January 31st, 2018

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