NOWSHERA: The police arrested an accused involved in raping and blackmailing girls. One of the girls was rescued from his custody here on Monday.

District Police Officer (DPO) Wahid Maqsood said that on repeated public complaints regarding the rape and blackmailing of teenage girls by a certain gang, a team of police officers was constituted which after a lot of hard work and committed efforts managed to trace and arrest an accused during a crackdown in Nowshera. An abducted girl was also rescued and drugs recovered during the operation.

The nabbed culprit in the preliminary interrogation revealed that he used to establish relations with innocent teenage girls, call them for meeting and then gang rape them. He said that the girl once raped was blackmailed and was called intermittently by the gang so that the girl, out of fear of being exposed, would respond and fulfill their demands.

The rescued girl was handed over to her family. The police after registering a case against the nabbed culprit started raids to arrest his accomplices.