Teenage engg student visits friend’s house in Bhopal, ends up raped

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: May 30, 2015 17:05 IST

A teenage girl was allegedly raped by a friend after she was invited to an accomplice’s residence at Trilanga, near Shahpura, police said on Friday.

The victim – a 19-year-old girl who resides at a private hostel – is an engineering student at a technical institute in Bhopal.

Police said that when she reached Rita’s house on Wednesday evening, she was coerced to stay back for the night. The next morning, Rita asked the victim to get changed in a room.

Once she was inside, Jimmy Philips – the main accused – entered the room and allegedly raped her.

After the victim left, she informed her parents – who reside in another town. They promptly left for Bhopal and lodged a police complaint.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that Jimmy had conspired with Rita and another friend, Prakhar, to rape the victim.

“We have registered a case against the three accused. Jimmy has been charged with rape while his two friends have been booked for criminal conspiracy,” a policeman at the Shahpura police station said. “All the three accused have been arrested.”

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