LAHORE: Mandi Bahauddin police on Monday filed a first information report (FIR) against a group of men accused of raping a young boy while filming the sexual assault.
Local media outlet reports suggest that the incident took place in February 2018; however, the 17-year-old victim boy and his family were decided to remain quiet in hopes of “maintaining their respect in the locality”.
According to the FIR, the main accused and his accomplices had forcibly taken the teenager to a deserted area of the Kot Baloch area of Mandi Bahauddin where he was subjected to the violence and humiliation.
He was saved from further danger as his father and cousin who had been searching for him heard his screams as they reached near the deserted sport; however, the alleged rapist gang fled as soon as they heard the two men approaching.
Soon after the incident, the alleged rapist gang began blackmailing the victim and his family by threatening to release the video on social media. This went on for one year until they got bored and released the video on social media.
According to the FIR, many people in the town had seen it “as it went viral”.
The FIR has been registered under Section 292 A, 377 and 367 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).
No arrests have been made so far; however, the concerned district police officer (DPO) said that the police will punish the rapist gang once they find them.