SIALKOT: A gang has allegedly abducted a 15-year-old girl for the second time in the last five months but this time, according to the family, as a “punishment for not withdrawing the rape case”.

The girl is the daughter of a labourer who lives in Daska’s Siraanwali village.

According to the FIR lodged at the Satrah police station by the girl’s mother, five armed men, stormed into their home on the night of Aug 27 and brutally tortured the family, asking them to withdraw the abduction-cum-rape case.

The gang, as per the FIR, have abducted the girl once again and threatened the family that they would return. The Satrah police had earlier registered a case under sections 365-B and 376 PPC against one of the suspects.

The woman said they were already scarred by the rape and the police’s failure to arrest the perpetrators who have threatened to repeat the crime. She demanded that Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and senior police officers ensure the arrest of the suspects and recovery of her daughter.