A gang has allegedly seized a 15-year-old girl for the second time in the last five months but this time, according to the family, as a “punishment for not withdrawing the rape case”. The girl is the daughter of a labourer who is living in Daska’s Siraanwali village.

According to the FIR lodged at the Satrah police station by the girl’s mother ‘R’, five people, armed to the teeth, stormed their house on the night of Aug 27 last and held them up. They brutally tortured the family and asked them to withdraw the abduction-cum-rape case.

The gang once again abducted the girl and threatened the family that they would repeat the torture. The Satrah police had earlier registered a case under sections 365-B and 376 PPC against one of the suspects.

The woman said they were already scarred by the rape and police’s failure to arrest the perpetrators who have heartened them to repeat the crime. She demanded that Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and senior police officers ensure the arrest of the suspects and recovery of her daughter.