A 14-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped and raped in a moving jeep near Sandwa village, 25 km from here, in Bhiwani district. The incident occurred at 7.15pm on Saturday when the girl, a student of class 8, was on her way home.
Police have rounded up two accused, who claim to be known to the victim, who is a class 8 student. District superintendent of police Simardeep Singh said, “The girl had initially alleged rape but later she told the magistrate in a statement that it was a consensual intercourse. Since she is under 16 years of age, we have booked the criminals for rape. She identified two accused and we have gathered documentary evidence. On that basis, we rounded up two people and the remaining will be caught soon.”
In her complaint that was lodged on Sunday afternoon, the girl had stated that it was dark when she was pulled into the Marshal jeep by two youth, while the third was at the wheel. One of them gagged her, while the second caught hold of her legs and forced her into the jeep. She claimed one of the men raped her in the moving jeep.
The victim’s uncle told Hindustan Times over phone, “My niece was returning home after visiting her grandfather’s house, which is barely 200 metres away. When she reached a bend, she was caught unawares as the two men in a jeep passing by stopped and abducted her.”
After committing the crime, the men returned to the village to pick up an accomplice. The girl hit one of the accused who was drunk. He fell off the jeep and managed to escape in the confusion.
The victim is the eldest of five sisters. She narrated the matter to her parents, who lodged the complaint the next day.
Police registered a case against three persons under Sections 366A (procreation of minor girl), 376 (punishment for rape), 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 120B (criminal conspiracy to commit an offence) under the Indian Penal Code.
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