Gujarat: Minor girl gang-raped, four arrested

Last Updated: Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 20:47

Ahmedabad: Four persons have been arrested
for allegedly gangraping a 14-year-old girl in Viramgam town
of the district, police said on Sunday.

The incident came to light yesterday, when the girl`s
parents filed an FIR and based on the information given by the
girl, three persons were immediately arrested, they said.

According to police, the fourth accused was arrested
today and was taken to the city civil hospital for medical
testing. Police have not divulged the name of the accused.

According to police, the victim, who is studying in
class 9 had gone to borrow a notebook from her friend on
Friday afternoon, when four youths came in an autorickshaw and
abducted her.

They took her to a secluded place and raped the girl.
Following this, they threatened the girl of dire consequences
if she revealed the incident to anyone, and then let her off
near her house, police said.

The girl, who was traumatised due to the incident, did
not tell about it to anybody. However, when she started
suffering from health problems, she broke down before her
mother and narrated the incident to her.

Following this, the girl`s parents lodged an FIR
yesterday and three accused were immediately arrested.

Police said that tension gripped the small town with
people gathering at the police station, as the girl belonged
to a majority community, while the accused were from the
minority community.

However, the situation has been brought under control.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 20:47

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