MUZZAFARABAD – The body of a teenage girl, who disappeared three weeks ago, was recovered from a stormwater drain in district Poonch of Azad Kashmir early Saturday morning.
The initial postmortem report revealed that the 16-year-old girl was gang-raped and then murdered.
The girl, who hails from a surrounding area of Ali Sojal, had disappeared about three weeks ago, her parents said.
Soon after the body was found, the victim’s family staged a protest claiming that they had registered a complaint when the girl disappeared. But the area police had not taken any action, they added.
Police said they were investigating the rape-murder case.