A 17-year-old girl was abducted and raped before being dumped near Lucknow University (LU), police said Friday. The incident took place in Mahanagar area of Lucknow when the girl, a Class VIII student, was returning home from her school, they said.
An FIR has been registered against unidentified persons, said Lucknow SSP Rajesh Kumar Pandey. He however, added that the preliminary report of her medical examination does not mention any injury and gives no indication of sexual assault. Reports of several other tests are awaited, he said.
As per the complaint filed by her mother, a youth allegedly caught the girl near Nisahtganj bridge, covered her face with a cloth and pushed her inside a car. She was taken to secluded place where she was allegedly raped, the mother alleged and added that girl was later dumped near the LU campus. As per the mother, there were five boys and four girls in the car
The girl requested a rickshaw-puller to carry her home, her family members said, adding she was bleeding and fell unconscious. They claimed that they took her to the King George Medical University, where she was not admitted. Later, she was admitted to the Dufferin Hospital.
Pandey said the preliminary report of her examination has not mentioned any cause of the bleeding.
Her family members said police have not allowed them to meet the girl and she is in the hospital’s labour room along with her mother since Friday morning.
Her father said the girl had resumed attending the school just over a week ago after recovering from the illness, which had caused swelling in her liver. He said she had never told them about any sort of harassment or eve-teasing.
Police have lodged an FIR for rape and kidnapping against unidentified persons.
Mahanagar circle officer Rajesh Kumar Srivastava said they have not been able to identify the accused or the vehicle used in the crime.
5 booked for ‘rape’
Etah: An FIR has been filed against five youths, following a court’s intervention, for allegedly raping a girl in Raja Ka Rampur area of the district, police said Friday. Police had initially refused to lodge the victim’s complaint, following which she moved a local court which directed the concerned police station to register the FIR.
The complaint was registered Thursday against five persons, including key accused Samar, SHO Devendra Shanker Pandey said. PTI