The police arrested three brothers between the ages of 22 and 30 for allegedly assaulting their sister, 15, in Golra an area in Islamabad Capital Territory and took them to Adiala Jail, according to reports.
According to the police, one of them suspects is a religious scholar while the other two are labourers.
The religious scholar is alleged to have assaulted his 15-year-old sister at a mosque last Friday, police in Islamabad said.
According to the authorities, the victim – the youngest of nine siblings from Bannu – lived with her brothers after their parents died.
She was first abused by one of the suspects two years ago, who continued to assault her for two weeks afterwards. She was then assaulted three times by another suspect weeks later, and then by a third at a religious seminary.
When she returned to Golra she stayed at a shrine for four days and fell ill. She visited her father’s friend – a doctor – for treatment, where she was asked about her disappearance, and told him about her ordeal.
The police were approached by that doctor. The police visited his clinic and took a statement from the victim there and accounts from doctors and local elders who claimed the three men had confessed to the crime.
A case was registered against the suspects and they were arrested. The SHO said the suspects had also confessed during the three-day physical remand, they were sent to Adiala jail on Thursday after being produced in court.
Meanwhile, a civil court ordered that the victim should be shifted to a protection centre until further orders.