Faisalabad (Web Desk): A girl who married against the wishes of her family was allegedly raped by three influential members of a panchayat which was approached for the resolution of the issue in Tandlianwala, Faisalabad .

According to details, one of the three accused was arrested while a search is underway for the two men who remain at large.

The eighteen-year-old, who is a resident of Faisalabad’s tehsil Tandlianwala, said in a press conference that her father had brought her back home after mediation by the village council following her marriage against her family’s will.

The council (panchayat) members had promised the girl’s father-in-law that she would be given away by her family in a proper ceremony, but later, held her captive and the accused Saif, Nasir, and Aijaz raped her.

The woman later managed to escape captivity to reach home.

Faisalabad’s City Police Officer (CPO) Athar Ismael took immediate notice of the incident, following a press conference by the survivor, and registered a case against the accused.

The applicant said that the accused threatened his family and his son, the victim’s brother-in-law, was briefly kidnapped on December 13 with the intention of murder, a first information report (FIR) of which has been filed separately.