Islamabad, June 12: A Pakistan court has remanded three border policemen accused of raping five young women and filming the attack, officials have said.
The women, aged 15 to 21, alleged that they were taken from a picnic resort to a police station in the town of Dera Ghazi Khan where they were raped.
“The court remanded the three policemen into custody until June 14,” the Daily Times quoted Tariq Basra, of the Border Military Police, as saying.
“We are waiting for the medical report to ascertain whether (an) allegation of rape is true or false,” Basra said.
The alleged attack had taken place last Thursday. The three accused went into hiding after the women went to the police to lodge a complaint. The accused were reportedly handed over to the police by tribal elders under whom they were seeking refuge, said district administrator, Iftikhar Ali Sahu.
The court also refused to allow the girls to return to their parents, saying they are in the custody of administration officials.
“The girls will be produced before the court again on Tuesday enabling the judge to verify the identity of the parents, guardians,” Basra said. (ANI)