Three men in India have been arrested for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl, police said on Wednesday.
The defendant is said to have filmed the crime and threatened to leak it if the minor went to the police.
The incident happened in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. A woman – identified as the survivor’s neighbor and also an accomplice in the crime – was also arrested, IANS reported.
The incident came to light when the victim’s mother filed a complaint with the police. In the complaint, the woman claimed that three men raped the girl and filmed the act. They also threatened to share the video across social media platforms. It was unclear when the incident happened.
“Based on the complaint received from the victim’s family, an FIR was issued against three men and one woman under IPC Sections 376D (gang robbery), 506 (criminal intimidation), 342 (wrongful detention), 120-B (criminal conspiracy) registered. and sections of the POCSO Act. The whole matter is being investigated in detail,” senior police officer Vishal Kumar said, The Times of India reported.
The ad said the teenager had been kidnapped by the accused woman and locked in a room. Then three men came into the room and allegedly raped her. They let the teenager go later that evening.
The victim’s mother said: “We had contacted the nearby police outpost on Sunday to lodge a complaint but the police officers there urged us to reach a compromise with the accused. However, when the matter became known to senior officials, they registered an FIR of the case.”
The accused were arrested on Tuesday evening and an investigation into the incident was ongoing.
In the western Indian state of Gujarat, a 27-year-old woman is said to have been raped by five men on Sunday evening in front of her boyfriend. The defendants reportedly fled with their cellphones after allegedly raping the woman, Times Now reported.
The woman was sitting on the side of the road with her partner when the suspect arrived at the scene. The men began giving orders to the couple, but when they refused to obey, the boy was brutally beaten and tied up by the men. The woman was then raped by the men.
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