In a rape case of a schoolgirl over a month ago,four of her classmates and a school peon were booked by the Hoshiarpur police on Wednesday night. The girl,daughter of a farmer,was raped on January 7 but she did not make any complaint to the police till last night.
Investigating officer Baljeet Singh of Sadar Police station,Hoshiarpur,said the girl was a student of Class XII in Jallowal Khanur Government School and the accused classmates have been expelled by the school authorities.
According to the complaint on January 7,when she was returning home after school,her classmate Ranvir Singh Sabi,a resident of Jalowal Khanur village,with his three friendsBhupinder,Maninder and Sohan and school peon Kishan Lal took her forcibly to school canteen. They bolted the door from outside and while all others kept a watch outside,Ranvir raped her. She said Ranvir and others had threatened her of dire consequences if she revealed the incident to anyone and hence she did not even tell her parents for many days.
After she recently informed her parents,they brought her to police station yesterday. A case has been registered against five,who all are absconding. Baljeet said the girl had stopped going to school after she informed her parents.