All 29 suspects nominated for their involvement in the panchayat-ordered ‘revenge rape’ of a teenage girl in Muzaffarabad area of Multan district last month have been arrested, read the police report submitted to the Supreme Court on Tuesday.
According to the progress report submitted by Multan city police officer (CPO), the main accused in the case — who raped 16-year-old N* as “punishment” for a rape her brother had committed days earlier — has also been arrested.
The man who is accused of raping the 12-year-old F*, sister of the main suspect, was arrested last month.
Three first information reports (FIRs) of the incidents were registered: two on the complaints of the two victims’ families against each other, and the third against the illegal panchayat members in which the police/state were the complainants.
Police have taken swabs of both victims and both alleged rapists, and will submit challans in a court of law within seven days after completion of the investigation, the CPO said.
According to the police report, the ‘revenge’ rape had taken place due to a compromise between the families of the two rapists — both belong to the Bhullar community.