A 15-year-old Class X student from Udhamsingh Nagar of Uttarakhand was allegedly gangraped by five youths in Bijnore’s Rehad police station area Thursday. The alleged victim had come to Bijnore with two of her friends — a girl who studies with her and a Class XI boy of another school in Udhamsingh Nagar. The alleged victim and her classmate were in school uniform.
All five accused were arrested Friday. They have been identified as Ravi, Bhupesh, Amit, Monu and Kalle, all residents of Dehlawala village in Rehad police station area. The police have also arrested the Class XI boy on charges of abduction.
The SHO said the boy had reached the girl’s school Thursday and left for Bijnore on his motorcycle with her and her classmate. They travelled for 15 km and reached Dehlawala village in Rehad area where the alleged gangrape happened. Additional SP, Bijnore, Radhey Shayam said the girl was allegedly raped by three men, Kalle Monu and Bhupesh, while the two others held the Class XI boy and thrashed him.
While the girl was allegedly being assaulted, her classmate ran to seek help from people working in the nearby fields, forcing the accused to escape from the place and leaving a motorcycle behind. The motorcycle, which belonged to Monu, helped the police in identifying the accused.
The five rape accused as well as the boy charged with abduction were produced before court that sent them to judicial custody Friday.
The medical examination of the girl has been conducted and her clothes sent for pathological tests. The girl’s statement would be recorded before the magistrate Saturday.
Investigating officer and the SHO of Rihad police station, Brij Mohan Singh said so far no accused has been found to be a juvenile.
Budget earmarked Rs 3.40 crore for the Nirbhaya Fund, to be used for the upkeep of security of women.
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